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Week ahead: Global PMIs, Fed meeting minutes in focus

(Sharecast News) - Investors' focus over the coming week will be on a raft of global purchasing managers' surveys that may yield useful insights into the strength of the global economy.

The closely-followed purchasing manager survey results from S&P Global for the UK, euro area and U.S. are all set for release on Thursday.

Also due out, the day before, are the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting on 30-31 January.

On home shores meanwhile, Monday will see the release of Rightmove's monthly house price index, and Wednesday will bring with it public sector net borrowing data for January.

Finally, on Friday, consultancy GfK will publish its UK consumer confidence index for February.

Further afield, rate-setters in China will meet to decide on policy on Tuesday.

Financial markets in the U.S. will remain closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.

Monday 19 February

INTERIMS

Transense Technologies, Wilmington

GMS

Cloudbreak Discovery, East Imperial, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies Holdings

FINALS

Bank of Cyprus Holdings Public Limited Company (CDI), Moneysupermarket.com Group

Tuesday 20 February

INTERIMS

Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI), Springfield Properties

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Current Account (EU) (09:00)

Q4

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (CDI)

FINALS

Antofagasta, Barclays, InterContinental Hotels Group, Plus500 Ltd (DI)

AGMS

Abrdn Equity Income Trust, Abrdn Equity Income Trust, Carr's Group, Dewhurst Group

Wednesday 21 February

INTERIMS

Feedback, Feedback

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

FINALS

BAE Systems, Conduit Holdings Limited Com Shs (DI), Glencore , HSBC Holdings, Rio Tinto, Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income

AGMS

Gooch & Housego, Tharisa (DI)

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Public Sector Net Borrowing (07:00)

Thursday 22 February

INTERIMS

Genus, Hargreaves Lansdown, Hays, Pantheon International , Sylvania Platinum Ltd (DI), Sylvania Platinum Ltd (DI)

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Brickability Group

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Alumasc Group, Braemar , Gateley (Holdings) , Heath (Samuel) & Sons, Molten Ventures VCT , Redrow, Van Elle Holdings

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

GSK, Land Securities Group, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited, Tritax Eurobox (EUR), Tritax Eurobox (GBP), Unilever

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Consumer Price Index (EU) (10:00)

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Q4

Georgia Capital , Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. ADS(REPR 1/2 OF 1 SHS GRD750), Indivior

FINALS

Anglo American, China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd GDR (Reg S), Georgia Capital , Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. ADS(REPR 1/2 OF 1 SHS GRD750), Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Indivior, Jupiter Fund Management , Lloyds Banking Group, Mondi, Morgan Sindall Group, Nova Ljubljanska Banka D.D., Ljubljana GDR (Reg S), Rolls-Royce Holdings, WPP

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Life Settlement Assets

AGMS

Bankers Inv Trust, Me Group International, NARF Industries , RWS Holdings, Spiritus Mundi , Sunrise Resources

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hays

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Blackrock Throgmorton Trust, easyJet, Hercules Site Services , Jersey Electricity 'A' Shares, Northern Bear, Titon Holdings, Virgin Money UK

Friday 23 February

INTERIMS

City of London Investment Group, City of London Investment Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Ferrexpo

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust , Primary Health Properties

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gross Domestic Product (GER) (07:00)

FINALS

Afarak Group SE (DI), Allianz Technology Trust

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Capital Gearing Trust, Hollywood Bowl Group, Impellam Group

EGMS

Marble Point Loan Financing Limited NPV, ZCCM Investments Holdings 'B' Shares, Zhejiang Yongtai Technology Co. GDR (EACH Repr 5 A SHS) (REG S), Zhejiang Yongtai Technology Co. GDR (EACH Repr 5 A SHS) (REG S)

AGMS

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (DI), Chemring Group

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

GFK Consumer Confidence (00:01)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Gooch & Housego, Hollywood Bowl Group, RWS Holdings, Victrex plc

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