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Friday preview: Japan CPI, euro area inflation in focus

By Alexander Bueso

Investors’ focus at the end of the week was likely to be on Asia where overnight the Japanese Bureau of Statistics would publish a reading for consumer prices excluding perishables in November.

In the euro area meanwhile investors would be digesting preliminary harmonised consumer price data covering the month of December in Portugal and Spain.

Worth noting, any downside surprises might conceivably lead economists to trim their projections for the euro area wide report due out on the following Friday.

On home shores, only S&P Global’s construction sector Purchasing Managers’ Index for that same month was scheduled for release.

Stateside, Market News International’s Chicago factory PMI for December would be released at 1500 GMT.

Friday 30 December

AGMs

Secure Property Development & Investment (DI), Time Out Group, Tetragon Financial Group Limited, Amala Foods NPV, Ncondezi Energy Limited (DI), Goldplat

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Wincanton

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Ediston Property Investment Company, Imperial Brands, Henderson Diversified Income Ltd., Alliance Trust, Record, Warehouse Reit, Temple Bar Inv Trust, CT Property Trust Limited, Ground Rents Income Fund, Abrdn European Logistics Income, Atlantis Japan Growth Fund Ltd., Albion Technology & General VCT, PayPoint, TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund Limited, First Property Group, Balanced Commercial Property Trust Limited, Jlen Environmental Assets Group Limited NPV

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Foresight Enterprise VCT

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Real Estate Credit Investments Ltd, NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited Red, Premier Miton Global Renewables Trust, HICL Infrastructure, RM Infrastructure Income, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited, Energean, Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nationwide House Price Index (07:00)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chicago PMI (US) (14:45)

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