Friday preview: Euro area manufacturing, US consumer confidence in focus
Expectations are for a slightly less rapid pace of decline in activity levels than during the previous month.
Also due out is a reading on third quarter gross domestic product for Germany, at 0700 GMT, followed by a speech by newly-arrived European Central Bank chief, Christine Lagarde, at 0830 GMT.
Stateside meanwhile, the focus will be on a final reading on consumer confidence for the month of November, courtesy of the University of Michigan.
No major economic releases are scheduled in the UK.
Friday November 22
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Aberdeen New Thai Inv Trust, Amati AIM Vct , Animalcare Group, Bovis Homes Group, Foresight Solar & Infrastructure VCT, Howden Joinery Group, Lookers, Maven Income & Growth VCT, Morgan Advanced Materials , Next Fifteen Communications, Saga , Smart Metering Systems, Ted Baker, Tesco, Walker Greenbank
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Limited Ext Shs
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Primary Health Properties, SME Credit Realisation Fund Limited NPV, Tufton Oceanic Assets Limited NPV
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gross Domestic Product (GER) (07:00)
U. of Michigan Confidence (US) (15:00)
SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Catalyst Media Group, Life Settlement Assets, Life Settlement Assets, River and Mercantile Group
Crystal Amber Fund Ltd., Eqtec, Highway Capital, Mc Mining Limited, Sylvania Platinum Ltd (DI)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
CBI Distributive Trades Surveys (11:00)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Dunelm Group, Go-Ahead Group, Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust