CSS Weekly Review 14th March 2016 – All eyes on what’s to come from the Budget

UK100 Chart – What happened last week?

The UK 100 kept a narrow range before Mario Draghi delivered the ECB rate decision and the outlook for the ECB fiscal policy moving forward, this created volatility over Thursdays trading session with the UK 100 closing broadly flat on the week, this providing some welcome stability after the negative start to the year.

CSS Weekly Review UK100

CSS Weekly Review UK100 – 1H Chart

All eyes will be on George Osborne on Wednesday as he delivers his last budget before the referendum on the Brexit, in June.


Companies Reporting This Week


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Cairn Energy * Inchcape * Antofagasta * French Connection Group * Mars * Balfour Beatty * Evraz * Legal & General Group * Oracle Corp * Ocado Group * Sainsbury (J).


Hikma Pharmaceuticals * Cape * Paysafe Group * Skyepharma * Accesso Technology Group


Ted Baker * Premier Farnell * EnQuest * Deutsche Lufthansa AG  * Kier Group * Adobe Systems Inc


Tiffany & Co * Berkeley Group Holdings * Investec


Forthcoming Economic data watchpoints this week



Data Type Forecast Actual
US Core Retail Sales m/m -0.2% 0.1%
US PPI m/m -0.2% 0.1%
US Retail Sales m/m -0.1% 0.2%


Data Type Forecast Actual
UK Average Earning Index 3m/y 2.0% 1.9%
UK Claimant Count Change -8.8K -14.8K
UK Annual Budget Release
US Core CPI m/m 0.2% 0.3%
US Crude Oil Inventories 3.9M
US Federal Funds Rate <0.50% <0.50%


Data Type Forecast Actual
UK MPC Official bank Rate Votes 0-0-9 0-0-9
UK Monetary Policy Summary
UK Official Bank Rate 0.50% 0.50%
US Unemployment Claims 267K 259K


Data Type Forecast Actual
US Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment 92.1 91.7

It looks like the week ahead could be an interesting one, what will come from George Osbourne ?

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