MONDAY MAY 11th
 
Interest rate decision
This month's meeting, which began on May 8, was deferred by 48 hours due to the general election.

Rising cost of a healthy diet - Overseas Development Institute report
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) launches report, about the price of fruit and vegetables in developing countries.

The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award
Awards ceremony which celebrates female high achievers in business

Local Newspaper Week
Reminds us why a thriving local media industry is so important.

Green Office Week
Campaign highlights how UK offices can be more green and work more naturally.
 
Walk to Work Week
Encourages employers to get their employees walking to work.
 
Company Results: AngloGold Ashanti - Q1 results
World's second largest gold producer. Anglogold Ashanti Ltd is a gold mining and exploration company with a diverse portfolio of mining operations and projects on four continents. It has 20 operations in 11 countries.

Other Company Results:
Quantum Pharma
Action Hotels
3i Infrastructure
Tissue Regenix Group
Amati VCT
ITE Group
Nature Group
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
Trader Media East Ltd
Kazakhstan Kagazy
Bank of Georgia Holdings
reach4entertainment Enterprises

 
TUESDAY MAY 12th
 
NIESR Monthly GDP Estimates
National Institute of Economic and Social Research economic data.

British Retail Consortium Retail Sales Monitor
Based on responses from over 21,500 retailers, accounting for around half of total UK retail sales.
 
Big Data London
Aimed at those interested in analytics, predictive modeling and intelligence. Co-located with Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit and Social Media & Web Analytics Summit.

Monthly Oil Markets - OPEC report
Report on developments in the world economy, data on oil prices, supply and demand, and crude and product stocks.

Company Results: easyJet - Q2 results
In January the Chief Executive said: "easyJet is well positioned to continue to deliver returns and growth to shareholders". The shares have given a total return (share price rise and dividends) of over 11% in the past 12 months.

Company Results: Experian Group - preliminary results
Experian PLC is an information services company. It provides data and analytical tools to clients internationally, to help consumers and organisations derive insights and make informed decisions. In January the Chief Executive said: "We are confident of our ability to return Experian to top-line growth as we exit the year, and for the full year to maintain margins, to deliver further good progress in Benchmark earnings and to exceed 95.0% cash flow conversion"

Company Results: EDF - Q1 sales figures

Company Results: Lonmin
 
Company Results: Speedy Hire
In April the company said “The board expects to announce revenue in line with market expectations, and adjusted profit before tax slightly ahead of market expectations"
 
Other Company Results:
Auhua Clean Energy
Bahamas Petroleum Co
Iofina
KEFI Minerals
Cambria Automobiles
LXB Retail Properties
Jelf
Tavistock Investments
 
 
WEDNESDAY MAY 13th
 
Bank of England Inflation Report and press conference
Quarterly report sets out the detailed economic analysis and inflation projections on which the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee bases its interest rate decisions, and presents an assessment of the prospects for UK inflation over the next two years. Governor Mark Carney holds press conference at 10:30am.
 
UK GDP and the Labour Market - Q1
May update on comparison of developments in GDP and the labour market in the latest quarter.
 
OECD Harmonised Unemployment Rates

Flash Estimate EU and euro area GDP

Italy - Q1 GDP
 
Germany - Q1 GDP
 
British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) Conference
UK's largest exhibition and conference within the industry.
 
Business Startup
UK's largest free exhibition for all small business and business startups. Speakers include former Dragon's Den star James Caan and West Ham United Chairman David Gold.
 
Love Your Local Market
Awareness campaign focusing on all types of local markets around the UK.
 
EU Industrial Production statistics
 
US Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales statistics
 
Company Results: TUI Travel plc - interim results
Travel operator which controls Thomson and First Choice. In March the company said: "We are on track to deliver a H1 result ahead of last year on a like-for-like basis, and remain confident of delivering full year underlying operating profit growth of 10.0% to 15.0%"

Company Results: SABMiller - annual results
SABMiller PLC operates as a brewer, with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. Its brands include beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch. Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of 10%.
 
Company Results: Compass Group - half-year results
Compass Group PLC is engaged in providing contract food and support services to clients in around 50 countries. It operates in three geographic areas comprising North America, Europe and Japan. In March the company said: "...we remain excited about the significant structural growth opportunities globally and the potential for further revenue and margin growth"
 
Company Results: G4S - interim management statement
In April the company said: "...we expect to make further progress in 2015". Over the past year the shares have given a total return of 24%.
 
Company Results: Barratt Developments  - interim management statement
In February the company said: "We are confident in the outlook for the group and expect to deliver a strong performance for the full financial year". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of 42%.
 
Company Results: Mondi plc - interim management statement
Mondi offers paper and packaging products. It is fully integrated across packaging and paper value chain from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing industrial and consumer packaging solutions.. In April the Chairman said: "We are confident in Mondi's ability to deliver ongoing shareholder value".  Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of over 37%.

Company Results: Enterprise Inns - interim results
One of the largest leased pub companies in the UK. Over the past 12 months the shares have given a negative total return of -13%.
 
Company Results: Cisco Systems - Q3 results

Company Results: Nissan - preliminary results
 
Other Company Results
Vertu Motors
1Spatial
C&C Group
Totally
Titon Holdings
Centamin
New World Resources
 
 
THURSDAY MAY 14th
 
RICS Housing Market Survey
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors publication.
 
Mortgage arrears and repossessions - CML statistics
Council of Mortgage Lenders publishes quarterly statistics.
 
Travel Trends - 2014
Annual figures from the International Passenger Survey (IPS), which collects information as passengers enter or leave the UK by air, sea and tunnel routes.
 
Producer Price Index - US statistical release
Monthly release measures average change over time in prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.
 
Company Results: Lloyds Banking Group plc - AGM
 
Company Results: ITV plc - Q1 interim management statement
In March the Chief Executive said: "We expect to deliver another strong performance in 2015 with continued revenue growth across all parts of the business". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of over 42%.
 
Company Results: Old Mutual - Q1 interim management statement
Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of  20%.

Company Results: Vedanta Resources plc - preliminary results
The Company produces copper, aluminium, zinc, lead, silver, iron ore and oil and gas. It is also developing a commercial power generation business. In November last year the company said it was "confident that...Vedanta continues to deliver decades of value for shareholders". Over the past 12 months the shares gave a total negative total return of  -25%.

Company Results: Marston's
In January the chief executive said: "We remain confident of achieving our expectations for the full year" The shares have over the past 12 months given a total return of over 12%.
 
Company Results: TalkTalk Telecom Group
In February the Chief Executive said: "We remain confident in our plans for delivering sustainable growth and a more profitable business over the medium term". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of  29%.
 
Company Results: Stobart Group
Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total negative return of  - 17%.
 
Company Results: 3i Group
 
Company Results: British Land Co
In November the Chief Executive said: "...we feel well positioned for the future". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of 23%.
 
Company Results: Mitchells & Butlers
Mitchells & Butlers PLC owns, operates and manages pubs, bars and restaurants in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Group's properties operate under the brands Vintage Inns, Toby Carvery, Harvester, Sizzling Pub Co., All Bar One, O'Neil's & Ember Inns. In December last year the Chief Executive said: "...we are making real progress and we have confidence in our future success". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total negative return of  -5%.
 
Other Company Results:
Magnolia Petroleum
NewRiver Retail
Serabi Gold
Jersey Electricity
UDG Healthcare
Euromoney Institutional Investor
Grainger
 
 
FRIDAY MAY 15th
 
Output in the Construction Industry (UK) - statistics
 
BRC Footfall & Vacancies Monitor - report
British Retail Consortium (BRC)/Springboard-ATCM Footfall and Vacancies Monitor.

Greece - Fitch ratings review released
Ratings agency announces results of review of Greece's economic situation.
 
Greece - bill repayment due
 
Food Revolution Day
Campaign from the Jamie Oliver Foundation aims to change the way people eat by educating children about food, teaching culinary skills and motivating people to demand better food.
 
US industrial production figures

Company Results: Bovis Homes Group plc - interim management statement
In March the chief executive said: "The group anticipates 2015 being another successful year of growth and strong returns". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return of 20%.

Other Company Results:
Triple Point VCT
Landore Resources
Keystone Investment Trust
Optos
Baring Emerging Europe
New Europe Property Investments

 
SATURDAY MAY 16th
 
The Co-operative Group - annual general meeting


POSTED 06 May, 2015