MONDAY MARCH 16th

On This Day In: 1976: Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned
 
Rightmove House Price Index
Monthly sample of residential property asking prices. Index monitors changes in house prices both annually and monthly, providing a comprehensive view on the current state of the property market in England and Wales.
 
Institute of International Finance - spring meeting; HSBC chairman speaks
Annual meeting of association of financial service industry. Speakers include HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint and Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
 
US industrial production figures
Federal Reserve issues G.17 Statistical Release looking at industrial production and capacity utilisation of the previous calendar month.

Africa CEO Forum 2015
International event gathers African business leaders to discuss investment and economic growth in the continent.  Takes place in Switzerland.

TED2015
Non-profit organisation dedicated to spreading ideas holds annual event. Theme is 'Truth and Dare.'
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Visitors to leading UK attractions - 2014 figures
Bernard Donoghue, Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions announces final visitor numbers to sites for 2014. ALVA members included museums, palaces, galleries, cathedrals, zoos and leisure attractions.
 
Shale Gas & Oil Forum 2015
Speakers include: CEO of United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas, Ken Cronin, and former Director General for Energy of the European Commission, Philip Lowe.
 
CeBIT
One of the world's biggest IT fairs focuses on office automation, information technology and telecommunications. 
 
Brain Awareness Week
Universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, service organisations, professional associations, and schools from around the world celebrate the brain with an international programme of events.

Shakespeare Week
Aims to bring Shakespeare to life for primary school children nationwide.
 
COMPANIES REPORTING:
 
JPMorgan Senior Secured Loan Fund Ltd 
Smart Metering Systems
Essenden
Core VCT V PLC
Synety Group PLC
Core VCT PLC           
On-Line
Brady
EKF Diagnostics Holdings
Tribal Group
Asian Total Return Investment Co
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon
RAB Special Situations Co Ltd
 
TUESDAY MARCH 17th
 
On This Day In 461: Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honour.  
 
UK Trade in Goods Analysed in Terms of Industry - statistics
 
Bank of Japan - monetary policy decision
Board members of Japan's central bank make decision as to whether to raise, cut or hold interest rates.

CML - Monthly lending trends press release
January data
 
New Residential Construction (US)
Outlines building permits, housing starts, and housing completions.

Strategic Society Centre Event
Pension Reform: Financial capability, defaults and how to prevent low-incomes for DC retirees.

Everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing Women in Technology
Inaugural forum for women in technology. Speakers include lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox.
 
British Bankers' Association Annual Security Conference
BBA's annual conference. 
 
EU Inflation Statistics
Also known as Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, of HIPC.
 
Germany - ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
Leading indicator of the economic situation in Germany. 
 
World Social Work Day
Major events take place to recognise and celebrate the contribution of social work.

Company Results: Everyman Media Group
Everyman Media Group PLC is a cinema group in the UK. The Company owns and operates approximately 10 cinemas based in London, the South East of England and Leeds. The Cinemas owned by the Company are operates under the Everyman brand. In January the company said they "...remain confident in the outlook for the company"
 
Company Results: Just Eat
Just Eat PLC operates online marketplace for restaurant delivery. The Company provides websites and mobile apps to consumers to search for local takeaway restaurants, place orders online and pay online or by cash on delivery. In November the CEO said: "We are in an excellent position ...and remain confident for the full year"
 
Company Results: Antofagasta
Antofagasta PLC is engaged in copper mining, including exploration and development, the transportation of freight by rail and road and the distribution of water.

Company Results French Connection Group
In November the company said: "...we expect the results for the full year to be in line with market expectations"
 
OTHER COMPANIES REPORTING RESULTS
 
Weatherly International
Good Energy Group
Wandisco
Mytrah Energy Ltd
Shore Capital Group Ltd
India Capital Growth Fund Ltd
Real Estate Investors
Fairpoint Group
Forbidden Technologies
Pennant International Group
KBC Advanced Technologies
Sterling Energy
Mears Group
Gfinity
Regenersis
 
WEDNESDAY MARCH 18th
 
On This Day In1992: White South Africans backed an overwhelmingly to end apartheid and create a power-sharing multi-racial government.
 
Budget - red box photocall
Chancellor George Osborne is photographed outside number 11 Downing Street.

UK Spring Budget
Chancellor presents annual tax and spend plans.

OBR economic and fiscal outlook
Office for Budget Responsibility publishes economic and fiscal outlook to coincide with the Budget.
 
Spring Budget - Labour response
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls delivers response to today's Budget 

UK MPC Minutes
Minutes of this month's Monetary Policy Committee meeting are published. 
 
US Federal Reserve Board - interest rate decision and press conference
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee - a 12-member committee made up of the seven members of the Board of Governors, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and four presidents from the 11 other Reserve Banks - decides whether to raise, lower or maintain the US rate of interest. 
 
UK Labour Market Statistics (unemployment statistics)
Contains latest data for employment, economic activity, economic inactivity, unemployment, claimant count, average earnings, productivity, unit wage costs, vacancies and labour disputes.

European Commission - presentation of Tax Transparency Package
European Commission presents framework on improving tax transparency in corporate taxation. 
 
OECD interim economic assessment - launch
OECD presents near-term prospects for the G7 economies.

NHF - Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition 2015
Contact: 020 7067 1010
 
Apple - joins Dow Jones Industrial Average
After close of business today, Apple replaces AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

50 days from now: General Election
50 days from today, voters in the UK will go to the polls.
 
Company Results: Smiths Group
Smiths Group PLC is a technology company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing, sale and support of detection technologies, engineered products & services, medical devices and electronic components. In November the Chairman said: "Expectations for the year remain in line with the outlook given at the full year results
 
OTHER COMPANIES REPORTING
 
Exillon Energy
UTV Media
Hochschild Mining
Japan Residential Investment Company
EPE Special Opportunities
Zotefoams
Henderson High Income Trust
Bioquell
Cape
Quoram
Greatland Gold
Earthport
K3 Business Technology Group
Burford Capital Ltd
 
THURSDAY MARCH 19th
 
On This Day In 1953: The Academy Awards aired on television for the first time.
 
IFS - post-budget briefing
Institute for Fiscal Studies holds briefing to analyse yesterday's Spring Budget.

CBI / PwC Financial Services Survey
Quarterly survey of short-term trends in the UK financial services sector
 
Federation of Small Businesses Annual Conference
General meeting of the UK's largest lobby organisation representing small businesses and the self-employed.
 
UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders - automotive production statistics
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) publishes its latest monthly car production figures.
 
Rail passenger service satisfaction Q3 - statistics
Quarterly publication from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

Overseas Travel & Tourism Survey (monthly results)
Estimates of the number of foreign visitors to the UK and visits by UK residents overseas during January.

Business Moneyfacts Awards 2015
The largest business finance awards in the UK

Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts - Q4 2014
 
Company Results:  Eurotunnel
Channel Tunnel operator.

Company Results: NEXT
In December the company said: "...we now expect full year profits to be within £10.0m either side of £775m, which is £5.00m ahead of the midpoint profit guidance we issued in October"

Company Results: Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo PLC is a luxury accessories brand for shoes. It is engaged in glamour, style authority, craftsmanship, luxury positioning and distinctive iconic brands. It offers products such as women’s shoes, handbags, men’s shoes and small leather goods.
 
Company Results: Ted Baker
Ted Baker PLC is a lifestyle brand offering menswear, womenswear, accessories & everything in between. It has 110 stores & outlets & 252 concessions in a total of 24 countries & operates through three distribution channels: retail; wholesale; & licensing. In October the Chief Executive said: Whilst our results for the full year will be dependent on the more weighted second half, we continue to look forward with confidence as we further develop Ted Baker as a leading global lifestyle brand"
 
Company Results: Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell PLC is engaged in providing electronic, electrical and industrial products and services to the design, maintenance and repair sectors. Its products includes electronic components, industrial products, and others. In November the chief executive said: "we now anticipate that the impact of a softer trading environment and lower gross margin for the year will result in full year operating margin slightly below prior year levels"
 
Company Results: Savills
Savills PLC is a global real estate service provider. The Company operates through a network of offices in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, US, Africa and the Middle East. In January the company said: the group now anticipates that underlying results for the year to 31 December 2014 will be well ahead of our previous expectations"
 
OTHER COMPANIES REPORTING RESULTS:
 
NetScientific
Outsourcery
Secure Trust Bank
Ophir Energy
EnQuest
EMIS Group
Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd           
BrainJuicer Group
Lamprell
Cello Group
Sigma Capital Group
ValiRx
Xaar
Charles Taylor
Sopheon
Silence Therapeutics
Arbuthnot Banking Group
Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust
Tex Holdings
Gresham Computing
Churchill Mining
 
FRIDAY MARCH 20th
 
On This Day In 1966: The football World Cup is stolen while on exhibition in London. But the trophy was eventually found by Pickles, a mongrel dog, out for a walk with his owner, on 27 March in south London.
 
Public Sector Finances
Produced jointly by HM Treasury and the ONS on a monthly basis within Public Sector Finances First Release, statistics cover the surplus on current budget, net debt, net borrowing and net cash requirement.

International Day of Happiness
UN recognised day takes place worldwide. Comes after a proposal by Bhutan, which records a gross national happiness index.


POSTED 10 March, 2015