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Thursday preview: BoE, Next in focus

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

Thursday preview: BoE, Next in focus

(Sharecast News) - Rate-setters at the Bank of England are expected to stay put on policy on Thursday, particularly now perhaps, given the recent jump in geopolitical risk emanating from the Middle East.




Even before last weekend's attacks against key Saudi oil installations, and despite recent more positive news around global trade and Brexit, analysts at Barclays Research believed that the increased political uncertainty at home, together with softer economic data both in the UK and overseas, meant that there was scope for the BoE to deliver a more dovish message "closer to then current market expectations" for a 10 basis point cut in Bank Rate by the first quarter of 2020.

"With the Fed, and ECB in easing mode, it will be hard for the Bank to have a significantly different tone."

Also scheduled for throughout the session are monetary policy decisions from central banks in Japan, Norway and Switzerland .

Next will be front and centre on investors' radar on Thursday, with the fashion retailer set to post its first half numbers.

According to analysts, the market spotlight will be firmly on the company's online arm, with analysts keen to assess whether the solid growth put in during the first quarter was sustained over the subsequent three months.

Thursday September 19

INTERIMS

Allied Minds , Cambridge Cognition Holdings, Distribution Finance Capital Holdings, Distribution Finance Capital Holdings, Hvivo, Next, The City Pub Group , Xeros Technology Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Hochschild Mining, Rio Tinto, Sabre Insurance Group

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

888 Holdings, AIREA, Anexo Group , Bakkavor Group , Cairn Homes , Crest Nicholson Holdings, Drax Group, Driver Group, Epwin Group, Equiniti Group , Filta Group Holdings, Forterra, Good Energy Group, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund , Harworth Group, Henry Boot, HGCapital Trust, Hunters Property , International Public Partnerships Ltd., Irish Continental Group Units, Luceco , Macfarlane Group, Midwich Group, Non-Standard Finance, Nucleus Financial Group , Old Mutual Limited NPV (DI), Petrofac Ltd., Playtech, PPHE Hotel Group Ltd, Property Franchise Group, Sanne Group, The Simplybiz Group, Unite Group, Vitec Group

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Brunner Inv Trust

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust , Standard Life Private Equity Trust

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

Current Account (EU) (09:00)

Current Account (US) (13:30)

Existing Home Sales (US) (15:00)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Wholesale Price Index (GER) (07:00)

FINALS

Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, Clinigen Group, Wilmington

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Rio Tinto

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Dunelm Group

AGMS

Auto Trader Group , Begbies Traynor Group, Cambium Global Timberland Ltd., Diageo, Dish TV India Limited GDR (Each Repr One Shr), ECO Animal Health Group, Empyrean Energy, Foresight Solar & Infrastructure VCT, Gateley (Holdings) , Gresham House Strategic , Induction Healthcare Group, Peel Hotels, Twentyfour Income Fund Limited Ord Red, Veltyco Group

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

BoE Interest Rate Decision (12:00)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Solid State

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

BCA Marketplace, Braveheart Investment Group, Clipper Logistics , Consort Medical, Dart Group, Gateley (Holdings) , Hargreaves Services, Rank Group, Redrow, Sophos Group

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