Thursday preview: Chinese foreign trade, weekly US jobs numbers in focus

by | Sep 7, 2023

(Sharecast News) – The market spotlight would shift towards the People’s Republic of China on Thursday.
Overnight, the country’s customs administration was scheduled to publish foreign trade data for the month of August.

Foreign exchange reserves data would follow at 0900 BST.

In parallel, investors would be digesting Japanese reports covering GDP, money supply growth and foreign trade.

On home shores meanwhile, mortgage lender Halifax would release its house price index for that same month.

The other main release of the session would be the latest weekly unemployment claims figures at 1330 BST, alongside quarterly labour productivity and unit cost figures.

Those unit labour cost numbers might attract more attention than usual given the current focus on wage pressures emanating from the jobs market.

Across the Channel, German industrial production data for July would be published before the market open in London.

Second quarter euro area GDP and employment figures would be forthcoming too, at 1000 BST.

Thursday 7 September




W.A.G Payment Solutions, Cairn Homes (CDI), Polarean Imaging, Beazley, Direct Line Insurance Group, Inspects Group, Funding Circle Holdings

Energean, MPAC Group, Hilton Food Group, Synthomer, Lords Group Trading, International Public Partnerships Ltd., Vistry Group, Angle


Safestore Holdings, Currys


Speedy Hire, Jet2, PayPoint, Powerhouse Energy Group, LXI Reit, Monks Inv Trust, Picton Property Income Ltd., Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust, XPS Pensions Group, Mulberry Group, Currys, Alpha Real Trust Ltd., ECO Animal Health Group, Wise Class A, Polar Capital Technology Trust, Chariot Limited, De La Rue


Sivota, Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd. (DI)


Totally, Severfield, BHP Group Limited NPV (DI), Solid State, Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, Cropper (James), Smith (DS), MIGO Opportunities Trust, Baltic Classifieds Group


Admiral Group, TBC Bank Group, Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Greggs, Athelney Trust, Holders Technology, H&T Group, Develop North, Harbour Energy, BBGI Global Infrastructure S.A. NPV (DI), Ramsdens Holdings, Albion Development VCT, Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited, Warehouse Reit, CLS Holdings, Empiric Student Property, Prudential, Derwent London, Zotefoams, VPC Specialty Lending Investments, Ct Uk Capital and Income Investment Trust, Globaldata, Serco Group


RELX plc


Admiral Group


XP Power Ltd. (DI), RM Infrastructure Income, BlackRock World Mining Trust, Assura, Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited NPV, Pollen Street


Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.NPV (CDI)


Halifax House Price Index (07:00)


Industrial Production (GER) (07:00)

Gross Domestic Product (EU) (10:00)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

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