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The Week Ahead

Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week

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Week commencing 5 December

Chris Beauchamp's insight

This week sees central bank decisions from Australia and Canada, along with the US ISM non-mfg PMI and the Chinese Caixin services purchasing managers index (PMI). US earnings season is winding down, while in the UK Ashtead, British American Tobacco and Frasers Group are worth watching on the equity front.


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1.45am – China Caixin services PMI (November): index to fall to 47. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

3pm – US ISM non-mfg PMI (November): index to fall to 53.9. Markets to watch: USD crosses


3.30am – RBA rate decision: rates to rise to 3.25% from 2.85%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US trade balance (October): exports to drop slightly, to $257 billion. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – Canada Ivey PMI (November): expected to fall to 49. Markets to watch: CAD crosses


12.30am – Australia GDP (Q3): QoQ rate to rise to 1.1% from 0.9%, and YoY to bounce back to 6.5% from 3.9%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

3am – China trade balance (November): exports to fall 0.5%. Markets to watch: CNH crosses

3pm – Bank of Canada decision: rates to rise 25bps to 4%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 2 December): stockpiles fell by 12..6 million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 3 December): claims rose to 225K in the preceding week. Markets to watch: USD crosses


1.30am – China CPI & PPI (November): CPI to be 0.2% MoM and 2.1% YoY, from 0.1% and 2.1% respectively. PPI to fall 1.6% YoY, compared to 1.3% in October. Markets to watch: CNH crosses

1.30pm – US PPI (November): prices to rise 0.3% MoM from 0.2%. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (December, preliminary): previous figure 56.8. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Company announcements




5 December

6 December

7 December

8 December

9 December

Full-year earnings

    Mitchells & Butlers    

Half/ Quarterly earnings

Moonpig Frasers,
DS Smith,
Berkeley Group

Trading update

  British American Tobacco   Balfour Beatty  




FTSE 100: JD Sports,Intermediate Capital

FTSE 250: Temple Bar, Investec, Energean, Liontrust, Sirius Real Estate, Johnson Matthey, Shaftesbury, Assura

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


5 December
6 December
7 December
8 December
9 December
12 December
FTSE 100     0.28      
Australia 200     0.1      
Wall Street     9.8      
US 500 0.15 0.09 0.57 0.17 0.04 0.24
Nasdaq 0.04   0.56     0.26
Netherlands 25            
EU Stocks 50 3.5          
China H-Shares         0.2  
Singapore Blue Chip 0.06     0.13    
Hong Kong HS50     0.7   0.4  
South Africa 40   27.4       8
Italy 40         2.4  
Japan 225            


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