Wednesday preview: Fedspeak in the spotlight

updated: 5 November 2019 at 4:53pm Author: Alexander Bueso

(Sharecast News) - The focus on Wednesday is likely to continue to be on the news-flow around the ongoing US-China trade talks.
Against that backdrop, the economic calendar is exceedingly light, with the most noteworthy talking points for markets expected to be around the various Fedpseakers that are scheduled to take to the podium, including the heads of the Federal Reserve bank of Chicago and his peers at the San Franciso and Philadelphia Feds.

Readings on US non-farm productivity and labour costs in the third quarter are also due out, at 1330 GMT.

Across the Channel meanwhile, consultancy IHS Markit's services sector Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro area in October is expected at 0900 GMT.

Further afield, interest rate decisions are scheduled in Poland and Thailand.

Wednesday 06 November

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Huntsworth, StatPro Group, STV Group

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Crude Oil Inventories (US) (15:00)

Factory Orders (GER) (07:00)

MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

PMI Services (GER) (08:55)

Retail Sales (EU) (10:00)

FINALS

Connect Group

AGMS

Hansard Global, Hermes Pacific Investments, InnovaDerma, Redrow, Schroder Japan Growth Fund, Strategic Equity Capital, Strategic Equity Capital, Vast Resources

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Croda International, Tyman

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Halifax House Price Index (08:30)