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The Week Ahead On The Markets



Week commencing 13 September

Joshua Mahony’s insight

A busy week on the economic front, with US and UK inflation providing key updates for central bankers to consider. Meanwhile, jobs will also be a key concern, as UK and Australia prepare to release their latest employment number.

The corporate calendar looks to be slowing down, with just a handful of names to consider. In the UK, the likes of Associated British Foods, Ocado, Redrow, and Restaurant provide a relatively wide-ranging view across the economy. Meanwhile, Oracle provide the only notable release in the US. Video

Economic reports

  • Weekly view




7am – UK employment data: August claimant count to fall by 26,000, July unemployment rate to hold at 4.7%. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (August): prices to rise 0.4% MoM from 0.5%, and 5.2% YoY from 5.4%. Markets to watch: USD crosses


1.30am – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (September): index to fall to 102 from 104.1. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

3am – China retail sales, unemployment (August): July readings 8.5% and 5.1% respectively. Markets to watch: CNH crosses

7am – UK CPI (August): prices to rise 2.7% YoY and 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (August): prices rose 3.7% in July. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

1.30pm – US Empire State mfg index (September): index rose to 18.3 in August. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 10 September): coming off the back of a higher than expected -1.529M reading last week. Markets to watch: crude oil, CAD crosses.


2.30am – Australia unemployment: August unemployment rate to hold at 4.6%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US retail sales (August), initial jobless claims (w/e 11 September): sales to fall 0.7% MoM, while claims fall to 295K. Markets to watch: USD crosses


7am – UK retail sales (August): sales to rise 3.2% YoY and 1.9% MoM. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer confidence (September): sentiment to rise to 70.3 from 70.2. Markets to watch: USD crosses



Company announcements



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14 September

15 September

16 September

17 September

Full-year earnings



Kier Group,
Galliford Try

Half/ Quarterly earnings

Oracle JD Sports Fashion Restaurant Group,
Tullow Oil,
Fevertree Drinks
Wickes Group,
Hilton Food Group,
Ashtead Group


Trading update

Associated British Foods
Ocado H&M






FTSE 100: Intertek

FTSE 250: Unite, Serco, 888 Holdings, HgCapital, Dunelm, Int’l Public Partnerships


Dividends are applied after the close of the previous day’s session for each market. So, for example, the FTSE 100 goes ex-dividend on a Thursday, but the adjustment is applied at the close of the previous day, e.g. Wednesday. The table below shows the days in which the adjustment is applied, not the ex-dividend days.


Index adjustments

13 September
14 September
15 September
16 September
17 September
20 September
FTSE 100  


Australia 200 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2   0.2
Wall Street 7.0          
US 500 1.10 0.12 0.14 0.05 0.03 0.20
Nasdaq 1.41         1.55
Netherlands 25            
EU Stocks 50         1.5 2.3
China H-Shares 2.2   2.0      
Singapore Blue Chip            
Hong Kong HS50 7.1   3.4      
South Africa 40   156.1       220
Italy 40         68.5  
Japan 225            


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