Financial markets’ focus on Thursday will be on central banks, particularly the European Central Bank.
In particular, ECB chief economist, Philip Lane is due to speak at a joint conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on “Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics”.
Before that, at 1230 GMT, the ECB will also publish the minutes of its last rate meeting.
German industrial production data for August due out before the market open will also be eyed.
Stateside meanwhile, markets will be waiting on the latest weekly unemployment claims figures and hoping for clues to the monthly payrolls number due out the next day.
No major economic reports are scheduled for release in the UK.
Further afield, rate-setters in Israel will meet to decide on policy.
Thursday 07 October
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Aviva, Intertek Group, Strix Group
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Andrews Sykes Group, Anglo Asian Mining, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Barr (A.G.), Bodycote, Bristol & West ‘A’, Cenkos Securities, Centaur Media, Curtis Banks Group, EMIS Group, Hunting, I3 Energy , Investec Investment Trust 5% Cumulative Preference Stock 1, Judges Scientific, Keywords Studios, Kingfisher, Learning Technologies Group , Lords Group Trading, Mears Group, Medica Group , Morgan Sindall Group, Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited Shs NPV , Shanta Gold Ltd., Spectris, Synthomer, Tandem Group, Taylor Wimpey, Vistry Group , Weir Group
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Anglo Pacific Group, BMO Private Equity Trust, BMO UK High Income Trust , BMO UK High Income Trust B Shares, Law Debenture Corp., Marble Point Loan Financing Limited NPV, Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc., Merchants Trust, Real Estate Investors, Supermarket Income Reit
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consumer Credit (US) (20:00)
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Industrial Production (GER) (07:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
eEnergy Group, Volution Group
SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
South32 Limited (DI)
SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Alfa Financial Software Holdings , Barr (A.G.)
Norish Units (CDI), Tavistock Investments, Thalassa Holdings Ltd. (DI)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Halifax House Price Index (08:30)
RICS Housing Market Survey (00:01)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Diageo, Manolete Partners, South32 Limited (DI)
FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Begbies Traynor Group, City of London Investment Group, JPMorgan Emerging Markets Inv Trust, JPMorgan Mid Cap Inv Trust, Smith (DS), Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust