The Week Ahead

  1. 07 May, 2014

    MPC preview: Housing - an FPC or MPC issue?

    One subject which has gained prominence over the past week is the perceived threat to stability from the strengthening in the housing market...

  2. 14 Feb, 2014

    Heavy data week for UK markets

    Hence despite the 7% unemployment threshold being superseded, there is still a firm focus on the labour market, opening the labour market data up to more scrutiny than ever...

  3. 10 Feb, 2014

    BoE Inflation Report- new guidance or not?

    While the Inflation Report will be the key event for domestic markets next week, data will also feature with the BRC retail sales monitor...

  4. 31 Jan, 2014

    Focus on emerging and developed markets next week

    In the UK the MPC makes its February announcement on monetary policy on Thursday...

  5. 25 Nov, 2013

    Talk of negative rates in the Euro area and the US

    The strength of the UK housing market will be in the spotlight next week with BBA mortgage approvals on Monday...

  6. 17 Oct, 2013

    Assessing post shutdown America

    The flow of US corporate earnings reports continues with around 140 S&P 500 companies reporting next week...

  7. 15 Oct, 2013

    US shutdown. Day 15 - another day, another plan

    Leaders in the Senate were hopeful that new proposals would end the current stalemate...

  8. 30 Aug, 2013

    Syria and US jobs dominate the week

    Evidence from the labour market suggests a sufficiently solid report to pave the way for the Fed to begin the tapering process, as expected, on 18 September...

  9. 23 Aug, 2013

    BoE’s Carney to launch a defence on forward guidance

    Mark Carney is set to make his first major external speech, when he attends an event in Nottingham on Wednesday...

  10. 22 Aug, 2013

    Deficit still set to fall despite July setback

    Although this year did see a seasonal upswing, corporate revenues were effectively flat compared with 12 months ago, not helped by various shutdowns of North Sea oil and gas platforms at various stages during the past few months...