Economic announcements next week

With no companies announcing results next week, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at economic announcements due to be made in the week commencing 19 December 2016.

Economic announcements next week

20 December, Monthly Distributive Trades Survey – Confederation of British Industry

The CBI survey provides one of the first indications of how retail sales performed in the run-up to Christmas. Last month, the CBI index pointed towards the biggest jump in retail sales in 12 months, but was this maintained in December?

22 December Growth indicator – Confederation of British Industry

The latest purchasing managers’ indexes were consistent with 0.5% quarter on quarter growth in Q4, but then these indexes only covered the period to November. Will the CBI survey, covering December, support this finding?

Further announcements include:

21 December

  • UK public sector finances: November 2016 – Office for National Statistics

22 December

  • US Gross Domestic Product (Third), Q3 – Bureau of Economic Analysis

23 December

  • UK index of services: Oct 2016 – Office for National Statistics
  • UK economic accounts: July to Sept 2016 – Office for National Statistics

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