Friday preview: UK consumer confidence, public sector borrowing in focus

updated: 18 March 2021 at 3:31pm Author: Alexander Bueso

(Sharecast News) - The market spotlight at the end of the week will continue to be on the UK, barring surprises.

Overnight, consultancy GfK will publish the results of its closely-followed consumer confidence survey for March.

That will be followed by data for February covering public sector net borrowing, before the London open at 0700 GMT.

No major economic reports are scheduled for release in the US.

The economic calendar for Friday is similarly sparse across the Channel.

Thus, the lone economic indicator due out is a reading for German producer prices in February.

Investors will also keep an eye out for European Central Bank Governing Council member Fabio Panetta, who is due to deliver a speech at 1045 GMT.

Friday 19 March

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

City of London Investment Group, Fonix Mobile , Home Reit

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Chenavari Toro Income Fund Limited NPV, Pershing Square Holdings Ltd NPV, Pershing Square Holdings Ltd NPV (USD)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Producer Price Index (GER) (07:00)

GMS

Red Rock Resources

FINALS

Contour Global , Sanne Group

ANNUAL REPORT

Fisher (James) & Sons, Intertek Group, Intertek Group

AGMS

Chenavari Toro Income Fund Limited NPV

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

GFK Consumer Confidence (00:01)

Public Sector Net Borrowing (09:30)