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Week Ahead

Week ahead: Fed's Powell, Global services PMIs in focus

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Sunday 04 Feb 2024

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Investors' focus over the coming week would be on the world's central banks and the global services sector.
In particular, multiple top officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve were scheduled to take to the podium, including its chairman, Jerome Powell, on Monday.

Also of key interest would be the results of a raft of purchasing managers' surveys covering activity in the U.K., U.S. and euro area services sectors during the month of January.

All of those were due out on Monday.

Chinese consumer and producer price data for January were also scheduled to be published, but on Thursday, followed by readings on money supply growth in the Asian giant the next day.

Officials at the Reserve Bank of Australia meanwhile would to meet to decide on policy on Tursday.

Monday 5 February

FINALS

Porvair

TRADINIG ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vodafone Group

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

JPMorgan Japanese Inv Trust, Henderson European Focus Trust

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

JPMorgan European Discovery Trust, XPS Pensions Group

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

PMI Composite (09:30)

PMI Services (09:30)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Balance of Trade (GER) (07:00)

PMI Composite (GER) (08:55)

PMI Services (GER) (08:55)

PMI Services (EU) (09:00)

PMI Composite (EU) (09:00)

Producer Price Index (EU) (10:00)

PMI Composite (US) (14:45)

PMI Services (US) (14:45)

ISM Prices Paid (US) (15:00)

Tuesday 6 February

FINALS

React Group

INTERIMS

Renishaw, Alumasc Group, Mattioli Woods

Q4

BP

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Discoverie Group

AGMs

Ten Lifestyle Group, Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Johnson Matthey, Ferguson

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

BRC Shop Price Index (00:01)

PMI Construction (09:30)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Factory Orders (GER) (07:00)

Retail Sales (EU) (10:00)

Wednesday 7 February

FINALS

Smurfit Kappa Group (CDI)

INTERIMS

Ashmore Group, Barratt Developments, PZ Cussons

AGMs

Future, Premier Miton Group, Victorian Plumbing Group,

ASOS, Unicorn AIM VCT

EGMs

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (DI)

GMs

eEnergy Group

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Barings Emerging Emea Opportunities, Britvic

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Halifax House Price Index (07:00)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Industrial Production (GER) (07:00)

MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

Balance of Trade (US) (13:30)

Crude Oil Inventories (US) (15:30)

Consumer Credit (US) (20:00)

Thursday 8 February

FINALS

Unilever, AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Compass Group, International Distributions Services, Tate & Lyle

INTERIMS

Redrow

Q4

Unilever, AstraZeneca

AGMs

Compass Group, Agronomics Limited, Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust, Hargreave Hale AIM VCT, easyJet, Benchmark Holdings

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Blackrock Income And Growth Investment Trust, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust, Avon Protection, Victorian Plumbing Group, Baronsmead Venture Trust, Impax Asset Management Group, Renew Holdings, AB Dynamics, Baronsmead Second Venture Trust

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust, Smiths News, Cerillion

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

CVC Income & Growth Limited NPV Euro, Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trust, Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, Taylor Maritime Investments Limited NPV, Abrdn Property Income Trust Limited, Taylor Maritime Investments Limited NPV, LXI Reit, GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd, Impact Healthcare Reit, Atrato Onsite Energy, Target Healthcare Reit Ltd, EJF Investments Ltd NPV, Aberforth Split Level Income Trust, CVC Income & Growth Limited NPV GBP, Residential Secure Income

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Ashtead Group

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust, Chenavari Toro Income Fund Limited NPV, Picton Property Income Ltd

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

RICS Housing Market Survey (00:01)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Wholesales Inventories (US) (15:00)

Friday 9 February

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bellway, S&U

AGMs

Victrex plc, Catenae Innovation

EGMs

Kibo Energy (CDI)

GMs

Tata Steel Ltd GDR (Reg S)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Netcall, AJ Bell, Schroder Asia Pacific Fund,Origin Enterprises (CDI), Tracsis, Sage Group, Braemar

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Inv Trust, JPMorgan Multi-Asset Growth & Income

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

B&M European Value Retail S.A. (DI)

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

I3 Energy, BlackRock Latin American Inv Trust, Tufton Oceanic Assets Limited NPV

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Consumer Price Index (GER) (07:00)

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