Thursday preview: Central Banks, coronavirus in focus

updated: 18 March 2020 at 7:35pm Author: Alexander Bueso

(Sharecast News) - The focus on Thursday will be on central banks and the reaction in financial markets to the European Central Bank's latest moves.
It is against that backdrop that rate-setters at the Bank of Japan will meet to decide on policy, while in the background some analysts anticipate that the Federal Reserve could soon ramp up its recently restarted quantitative easing programme.

Data-wise, the market spotlight will likely be on the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's regional manufacturing sector gauge, which may make for sombre reading in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

FINALS

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AGMs

Drum Income Plus Reit, Henderson Opportunities Trust, Tertiary Minerals, Keras Resources, Hyundai Motor Company GDR (Reg S), Impax Asset Management Group, Sunrise Resources

ANNUAL REPORT

Meggitt

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Blackrock Income And Growth Investment Trust, CC Japan Income & Growth Trust, Treatt

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Current Account (EU) (12:30)

Continuing Claims (US) (12:30)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (12:30)

Philadelphia Fed Index (US) (12:30)