By David Papier

Off the back of a big week for macroeconomic events, including interest rate announcements from the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve, we move into a relatively calm week on the data front. Well, at least to begin with.

Early in the week, the Australian dollar (AUD) will be in focus as the Reserve Bank of Australia provides us with their latest interest rates and monetary policy statement on Tuesday, followed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (NZD).


Chinese inflation data could be crucial to watch on Thursday. This could have an influence over metal prices and has the potential for subsequent movements to be exaggerated due to the escalating trade dispute between the US and China. Last week the United States proposed a higher 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Friday has the potential to be the most volatile day of the week with the UK GDP data release. This one will be important to watch following the Bank of England’s interest rate update last Thursday. Later in the day, we get US inflation data which has been a critical gauge for the expected future rate hikes from the US.

Earnings wise from the UK we have HSBC reporting to the markets on Monday, followed by Standard Life Aberdeen, UK house builder Bellway and mining giant Glencore as the week progresses. All of which have the potential to influence sector peers which in turn can have a significant impact on the value of an index.

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Economic Calendar

(All times are in BST)

Monday, 6th August

07:00 DE Manufacturing Orders – Industrial – MoM
08:30 UK Housing Index –Halifax House Price

Tuesday,7th August

05:30 RBA – Cash Rate
07:00 DE Industrial Production

Wednesday, 8th August

00:50 JPN Current Account - Account Balance Total in YEN
02:30 AUD Housing Finance - Value of Investment Housing Finance
03:00 CN Trade Balance – Exports – YoY
03:00 CN Trade Balance – Imports - YoY
03:00 CN Trade Balance
15:30 EIA Crude Oil Stocks Net Change
22:00 RBNZ Interest Rate

Thursday, 9th August

00:50 JPN Manufacturing Orders – Machinery Orders –MoM
00:50 JPN Manufacturing Orders – Machinery Orders –YoY
02:30 CN CPI - YoY
02:30 CN PPI - YoY
13:15 CAD Housing Starts - YoY
13:30 US Unemployment Claims - WoW

Friday,10th August

00:50 JPN Corporate Good Price Index -MoM
00:50 JPN Corporate Good Price Index -YoY
00:50 JPN GDP Annualised - QoQ
00:50 JPN GDP - QoQ
03:00 CN Broad Money M2 – M2
03:00 CN Money and Lending – Outstanding Loan Growth
07:00 NR CPI MoM
07:00 NR CPI YoY
08:30 SW CPI MoM
08:30 SW CPI YoY
09:30 UK GDP Preliminary MoM
09:30 UK GDP Preliminary YoY
09:30 UK Industrial Production - Manufacturing Output – MoM
13:30 CAD Employment – Unemployment Rate
13:30 US CPI MoM

Corporate Calendar

Monday, 6th August 

HSBS Holdings– Interim Results
Kosmos Energy– Interim Results
SDL PLC– Interim Results
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc – Earnings Announcement
Weight Watchers International Inc – Earnings Announcement

Tuesday, 7th August

Dominos Pizza Group -Interim Results
Genel Energy-Interim Results
Intercontinental Hotels Group-Interim Results
Intertek Group-Interim Results
Meggit PLC-Interim Results
Hargreaves Lansdown – Final Results

Wednesday, 8th August

Thomson Reuters Corp-Interim Results
Glencore PLC-Interim Results
Paddy Power Betfair-Interim Results
Prudential PLC-Interim Results
Bellway PLC-Trading Statement
UDG Healthcare-Trading Statement
Twenty First Century Fox Inc – Earnings Announcement

Thursday, 9th August

Derwent London-Interim Results
Evraz Plc -Interim Results
G4S PLC-Interim Results
Ibstock -Interim Results
Legal and General -Interim Results
News Corporation Inc – Earnings Announcement

Companies paying dividends 

Amino Technologies PLC [AMO] (1.68 p)
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc [ASL] (9.5 p)
Avon Rubber PLC [AVON] (5.34 p)
Boeing Co [BOE] (1.71 USD)
BT Group PLC [BT.A] (10.55 p)
Brunner Investment Trust Plc (the) [BUT] (4.05 p)
D4T4 Solutions Plc [D4T4] (1.88 p)
Fevertree Drinks Plc [FEVR] (4.22 p)
Foresight Solar Fund Ltd [FSFL] (1.64 p)
GlaxoSmithKline PLC [GSK] (19 p)
Henderson International Income Trust PLC [HINT] (1.3 p)
Informa PLC [INF] (7.05 p)Law Debenture Corporation (the) [LWDB] (6 p)
Mccoll's Retail Group Plc [MCLS] (3.4 p)
New Century AIM VCT PLC [NCA] (3.4 p)
Northern Bear PLC [NTBR] (1 p)
Northern Bear PLC [NTBR] (3 p)
Northgate PLC [NTG] (11.6 p)
Picton Property Income Ltd [PCTN] (0.88 p)
Press Corporation [PESA] (0.56 USD)
PZ Cussons PLC [PZC] (5.61 p)
RM PLC [RM.] (1.9 p)
RPC Group PLC [RPC] (20.2 p)
St Modwen Properties PLC [SMP] (3.1 p)

Friday, 10th August

Volution Group PlC – Trading Statements

Sources: Bloomberg/Companies

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