OECD Harmonised Unemployment Rates
Not necessarily very harmonious, This gives a rate of unemployment s a percentage of the workforce for the various OECD countries.

Financing the Future - Overseas Development Institute report launch
The report on sustainable development goals including universal health coverage, financing social protection and education for all. Published in the USA

7th Africa Carbon Forum - Morocco hosts
The government of Morocco hosts a high-level ministerial session on promoting access to low-carbon development in Africa.
Company Results:
Carr's Milling Industries
Kellan Group
Northbridge Industrial Services
UK Consumer Price Indices including inflation target
Contains price indices, incl: the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), Retail Prices Index (RPI). CPI particularly important because it is the main UK measure of inflation is the basis for the government's inflation target.
UK Producer Price Index
Figures on producer price indices of materials and fuels purchased and output of manufacturing industry by broad sector.
ONS - House Price Index, February 2015
General inflation may be low but asset price inflation is still racing ahead. The FTSE recently hit a new high and property prices have still been strong – up to know anyway. This house price inflation figure adds a more rounded picture to the shop till and factory gate price inflation numbers which are also published today.

Council of Mortgage Lenders Monthly lending trends
British Retail Consortium Retail Sales Monitor
Monthly retail sales report based on responses from over 21,500 retailers, accounting for around half of total UK retail sales.

ECB - Euro area Bank Lending Survey
UK greenhouse gas emissions Q4 2014 - statistics
Department for Energy and Climate Change publishes quarterly statistics.
Producer Price Index - US statistical release
Measures average change in prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.

G7 - Foreign Ministers' meeting
Held in Lubeck,  Germany

IMF World Economic Outlook - launch
International Monetary Fund launches influential biannual report, containing projections and analyses of economic developments and policies in its member countries and of the global economic system at large.
Windsor Castle staff in dispute over pay - ballot for strike action closes
Windsor Castle staff in the Public and Commercial Services union consider whether to stage non-strike action, in the form of withdrawal of good will, over low pay and requirement to perform extra duties for no extra pay.

The London Book Fair
Takes place at Olympia. Largest gathering of the international publishing industry in the UK and one of the largest book fairs in the world.

London Press Club Annual Awards

J.K. Rowling - book release
Ms. Rowling releases her new book, Very Good Lives, offering words of wisdom about how to tackle failure.

Johnson & Johnson - Q1 results
Released in the USA

Intel Corporation - Q1 results
Released in the USA

JPMorgan Chase - Q1 results
Released in the USA

Wells Fargo - Q1 results
Released in the USA

Other Company Results:
Flowtech Fluidpower
Horizon Discovery Group
Poundland Group
Manx Telecom
Keywords Studios
TLA Worldwide
M & G High Income Investment Trust
JPMorgan Income & Growth Investment Trust
Corac Group
Maven Income and Growth VCT 2
Berkeley Mineral Resources
M P Evans Group
F&C Commercial Property Trust
European Central Bank Governing Council - Interest Rate Decision
The Governing Council makes monetary policy decisions for the euro area. Press conference chaired by Mario Draghi follows at 2:30pm CET.

China - GDP and economic data press conference
Quarterly press conference on China's economic situation.

Global Financial Stability Report - launch
IMF officials hold briefing in the USA

OECD Economic Survey of Japan - launch
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development publishes assessment of the Japanese economy.

Markit UK Household Finance Index
The Household Finance Index (HFI) survey is compiled by Markit Economics and provides the earliest indication of actual changes in UK household finances each month.
International Exhibition of Inventions
Biggest expo in the world devoted to inventions which takes place in Switzerland.

Debenhams – Results
In November the CEO said "...we have a clear strategy to deliver long-term sustainable growth and shareholder value". Although the shares have risen substantially since October this has only regained some lost ground so over the full past 12 months the shares have barely changed.

JD Sports Fashion - preliminary results
In January the company said: "...the board is now confident that the headline profit before tax and exceptional items for our continuing operations will exceed the top end of market expectations for the current financial year which currently range up to £90.0m". The shares are up about 16% in the past 12 months.

Bank of America - Q1 earnings release
Released in the USA

US Bancorp - Q1 results
Released in the USA

Fresnillo plc - Q1 production report
Released in the USA
Other Company Results:
Belvoir Lettings
NB Global Floating Rate Income Fund
Baker Steel Resources Trust
Taliesin Property Fund
Nationwide Accident Repair Services
Amara Mining
London and St Lawrence Investment Co
Northern Petroleum
Surgical Innovations Group
Walker Greenbank
Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings)
Pensions Age - Spring Conference
The conference will bring together leaders from the industry and is designed to offer pension funds and those working in the pensions space the opportunity to both learn and network alongside their peers at one of the most dynamic times of the history in UK pensions.

New Residential Construction (US)
Outlines building permits, housing starts, and housing completions in the USA.
IMF Managing Director - press briefing
Christine Lagarde addresses media. Part of IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings.

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

Tesco Preliminary Results
In December the company said: "...we now anticipate group trading profit for the financial year ending February 2015 will not exceed £1.40billion". The company is in full chaos mode. It has a new chief executive, is the subject of various investigations and is trying to find a place for itself in the market.

Unilever - Q1 results
Unilever PLC is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods. Its four principal areas of operations are: Personal Care, Home Care, Foods and Refreshment. In March the CEO said- "...we are well placed to continue delivering our objectives of volume growth ahead of our markets, steady and sustainable improvements in core operating margin, and strong cash flow"

WH Smith - interim results
In January the company said: "Looking forward, we remain focused on profitable growth, cash generation and investment in new opportunities and are confident of making further progress" Although it’s not done much recently the shares are up 10% over the past 12 months.

SABMiller - Q4 Trading Update
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. Shares are up over 20% in the past 12 months.

Other Company Results:
GameAccount Network
Snoozebox Holdings
Oracle Coalfields
Ashmore Global Opportunities Ltd
Prospect Japan Fund (The) Ltd     
Mobile Tornado Group
Amati VCT 2
Densitron Technologies
WH Smith
BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust
UK Labour Market Statistics
Contains latest data for employment, economic activity, economic inactivity, unemployment, claimant count, average earnings, productivity, unit wage costs, vacancies and labour disputes.

BRC Footfall & Vacancies Monitor

US Consumer Price Index

Greece - bill repayment due
€1bn in Greek 13-week bills expire. Auction held on January 14, 2015.

EU Inflation Statistics
Also known as Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, of HIPC.

IMF and World Bank Group - spring meetings
Brings together Finance and Development Ministers, central bankers, private sector executives and academics.

US Survey Of Consumers
University Of Michigan's consumer confidence report (preliminary data).

The Asian Awards
Celebrates outstanding members of the global Asian community. Takes place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

Knight Frank / Markit UK House Price Sentiment Index

General Electric Co - Q1 results
Released in the USA

Honeywell - Q1 earnings
Released in the USA

Nestle - Q1 results

Other Company Results:
JPMorgan Elect
Havelock Europa
European Wealth Group
Third Point Offshore Investors Ltd
Midatech Pharma
John Lewis of Hungerford
Amnesty International National Conference
The human rights organisation hosts annual conference to discuss forthcoming campaigns and priorities. This year the event also holds panel discussions on the upcoming UK general election and what it would mean for the Human Rights Act.

POSTED 08 April, 2015