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Thursday preview: US Q4 GDP, CBI Distributive Trades survey

The market spotlight on Thursday will be on a preliminary reading for US gross domestic product growth over the last three months of 2021.
Consensus is for the pace of expansion to have accelerated from the 2.3% clip in quarterly annualised terms observed in the third quarter to 5.7%.

Also due out are reading for weekly jobless claims, durable goods orders and pending home sales.

On home shores, the only economic report of any significance that is due out is the Confederation of British Industry’s distributive trades survey for January.

Across the Channel meanwhile, consultancy GfK will release the results of its consumer confidence index for January.

Further afield, in the Asia Pacific region, readings for gross domestic product in the Philipines and Taiwan are due out.

In the background, investors are likely to still be digesting the US Federal Reserve’s policy announcement from the night before, while keeping a close eye on the headlines coming out of Ukraine.

They will also be mindful that Apple’s fourth quarter financials which are due out after the close of trading may also influence trading conditions.

Thursday 27 January

INTERIMS

Diageo, IG Group Holdings, NCC Group, Rank Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Hibernia Reit (CDI)

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Brickability Group , City of London 4.2% Cum 1st Prf Stk, City of London Investment Trust 4.2% Non-Cum 2nd Prf Stk, City of London Investment Trust Preference Ord Stk 14% Non-Cumulative 1, Pennon Group, Solid State

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

City of London Inv Trust, SME Credit Realisation Fund Limited NPV, Tufton Oceanic Assets Limited NPV

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Business Climate Indicator (EU) (10:00)

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

Economic Sentiment Indicator (EU) (10:00)

GFK Consumer Confidence (GER) (07:00)

Industrial Confidence (EU) (10:00)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Pending Homes Sales (US) (15:00)

Services Sentiment (EU) (10:00)

GMS

Yellow Cake

FINALS

IDOX

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

M. P. Evans Group

AGMS

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus , Botswana Diamonds, Britvic, Critical Metals , Greencore Group (CDI), Home Reit , InnovaDerma, Ironveld, Sunrise Resources

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Britvic, Empresaria Group, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Greencore Group (CDI), Intermediate Capital Group, Mitie Group, Polymetal International, PPHE Hotel Group Ltd

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Nexus Infrastructure , Paragon Banking Group, Renew Holdings, RWS Holdings, Titon Holdings, Victrex plc, Watkin Jones

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