On This Day in 1935: The Dalai Lama was born as Lhamo Dondrub.
Bank of England Housing Equity Withdrawal - 2015 Q1
Gives an insight into whether homeowners are withdrawing money from their home as a means of borrowing money.

Independent Retailer Month
Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that runs annually throughout July to highlight the important role smaller, local, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders - car sales figures
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) publishes its latest car sales figures.
Government at a Glance 2015 - OECD publication
Biennial publication on good government, public finance and economics, employment and fiscal sustainability.

Children's Book Week
Schools, libraries and bookshops organise events to stress the importance of early learning and children's literature.

International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day takes place on 6 July in the UK.   However, the day has now been adopted worldwide and is also known as National Kissing Day or Kissing Day. On 13 February 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the longest kiss record.  After 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss.
Other Company Results:
AdEPT Telecom
Trakm8 Holdings
SVM UK Emerging Fund
Fletcher King
On This Day In 1985: Boris Becker became the youngest ever player to win the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
NIESR Monthly GDP Estimates
National Institute of Economic and Social Research economic data.

CIPFA Annual Conference
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) meets for the largest national forum for the discussion of public sector finance policy.
Corporate & Financial Awards
The leading European celebration of successful financial communication strategies.

Company Result: Marks & Spencer - Q1 interim management statement
The Company has 480 stores across the UK and operates in 59 territories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return (share price movement and dividend)  of 35% compared to a FTSE 100 average of 3.9%.

Company Result: ASOS - Q3 trading statement
ASOS PLC is an online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 75,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty. In April the CEO said: "...confidence in the outlook for the second half and that full year profit and margin will be in line with expectations". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return (share price movement and dividend) of 29% compared to a FTSE 100 average of 3.9%.

Other Company Results:
Solid State
Omega Diagnostics Group
On This Day in 2000: announced that they had sold almost 400,000 copies of "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire," making it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history at that time.
Post-Election Budget
Chancellor George Osborne presents spending plans. The economy has expanded 10 times faster than the eurozone and unemployment is half the rate in the currency union. But In the first quarter of this year, growth has halved from 0.6 to 0.3 per cent, in spite of a joint boost from sliding oil prices and the incipient eurozone recovery.

Emergency Budget - London protest
Campaigners demonstrate, protesting against George Osborne's emergency budget.
OBR economic and fiscal outlook
Office for Budget Responsibility publishes economic and fiscal outlook to coincide with the Summer Budget.

US Federal Reserve - minutes of interest rate decision meeting
Minutes from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee's June 16-17 meeting.

Profitability of UK Companies - Q1 2014
Published by the ONS. The net rate of return is a common way of measuring the profitability or economic success of a company or sector. It is calculated by expressing the economic gain or profit as a percentage of the capital used to produce it.
OECD Composite Leading Indicators
Statistics produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published noon, Paris time.

London Underground drivers in dispute over pay - strike
Tube drivers in the ASLEF trade union undertake strike action in a dispute over pay and roster changes, including plans for night running on the London Underground.

Shop Prices Report
Monthly survey of shop prices by the British Retail Consortium-Nielsen.

J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge
A three-and-a-half mile race raising money for Water Aid.
Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards
Recognises excellence in marketing, programming and on-air sales within the commercial radio industry.

Just For Laughs Festival
World's biggest comedy festival, featuring new talent and established performers. Takes place in Montreal in Canada.
Company Result: J Sainsbury - AGM
Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return (share price movement and dividend) of -7% compared to a FTSE 100 average of 3.9%. Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,200 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 161,000 staff.

Company Result: Prudential - interim results
In March the CEO said: "We remain confident in our ability to produce profitable growth over the long term and to continue to create value for our customers and shareholders". Over the past 12 months the shares have given a total return (share price movement and dividend) of 22% compared to a FTSE 100 average of 3.9%.

Company Result: Alcoa - Q2 results
One of the world's largest aluminum manufacturers.

Other Company Results:
Associated British Engineering
Micro Focus International
On This Day In 1872: The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.
UK Monetary Policy Committee Meeting - interest rate decision
Bank of England's MPC convenes for its monthly meeting at which it decides whether to change the rate of interest. The decision is announced at noon, following the meeting.
IFS - post-budget briefing
Institute for Fiscal Studies holds briefing to analyse yesterday's Budget. Established as an independent research institute, IFS was launched with the principal aim of better informing public debate on economics in order to promote the development of effective fiscal policy.

RICS Housing Market Survey
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors publication. A leading sentiment indicator of conditions in the UK residential sales and lettings markets, used by the Bank of England and covered across the media.

Fund Manager of the Year Awards
The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of fund managers who are shaping the future of the investment industry.

Greenhouse gases 2015 - Q1 statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change releases statistics on greenhouse gases for the first quarter of 2015.
Employment Outlook 2015 - OECD publication
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria presents annual report covering issues such as minimum wage, job quality and wage inequality.
OECD Harmonised Unemployment Rates
The PPA Awards
Recognises the highest achievers within the magazine industry.
China - consumer price index
FAO Food Price Index
UN Food and Agriculture Organization publishes monthly indices of prices for dairy, cereals, oils and fats, meat and sugar.
Trade Association Forum Annual Conference
Formed in 1997, the Trade Association Forum encourages the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public.
Contact: Manager, Linda Cavender, 020 3170 0898
Marxism Festival
Organised by the Socialist Workers Party and features music, film, debates, lectures and forums. Speakers include former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain and General Secretary of the Commercial Workers' Union Billy Hayes.
Comic-Con International
Takes place at San Diego Convention Center California. It is the biggest comic book and popular culture convention in the world.

The Big UK Social Media Conference
Gathering to discover the latest in social media marketing.
Company Result: Associated British Foods - Trading Update
In April the Chairman said: "...we now expect a modest decline in adjusted earnings per share for the group for the full year". As well as a wide range of food products the company also owns Primark.

Other Company Results:
Independent Investment Trust
NCC Group
Mwana Africa
Daejan Holdings
On This Day In: 1940 the Luftwaffe, has mounted a series of attacks on shipping convoys. Winston Churchill called it the beginning of the "Battle of Britain".
Greece - bill repayment due
€2bn in Greek 26-week bills expire. Auction was held on January 7, 2015.
Hellenic Republic Public Debt Management Agency,Hellenic Republic
UK Overseas Trade and Statistics (outside the EU)
Figures provided by HMRC.

Output in the Construction Industry (UK) - statistics

Prison population statistics (UK)
Monthly statistics from the Ministry of Justice.
IEA - Monthly Oil Market Report
International Energy Agency releases monthly report on the oil market.

Other Company Results:
Collagen Solutions
Mercia Technologies
Low & Bonar
Durham Miners' Gala
Annual procession and rally in Durham to celebrate the history and solidarity of the mining profession.
The Chap Olympiad
Features a bizarre range of track and field events such as quill throwing, shouting at foreigners, cucumber sandwich discussions and the gin mixing relay. Winners take home cravats in gold, silver and bronze.

World Pea Shooting Championships
Focus is on accuracy rather than distance in open team, ladies and junior competitions. Participants shoot through 12 inch tubes, 12 feet towards a 12-inch target.

Shed of the Year Awards
Pays homage to weird and wonderful sheds. Winner is announced in the final episode of Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year on Channel 4.

POSTED 29 June, 2015