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22 Jan 2021 | 15:24

Week ahead: Covid-19 vaccines, US fiscal stimulus in focus

(Sharecast News) - Financial markets' focus over the coming week is likely to remain firmly on the Covid-19 pandemic and global attempts to rein it in and stop it.



Towards the end of the week, the European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Covid-19 vaccine that was jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

Results from Johnson and Johnson's late-stage clinical trial for its vaccine may also come out, although some recent reports have indicated that they might be delayed by a week or two.

Against that backdrop, analysts at ING highlight that a vote in the US Senate on newly-elected President Joe Biden's proposed $1.9trn government stimulus package will be another key risk event.

Rate-setters at the US Federal Reserve are also due to meet to decide on policy, while fourth quarter GDP data are expected to show that the American economy managed to eke out an expansion of roughly 4% annualised.

Virtual meetings at this year's Davos forum will also be closely monitored, given that Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are all scheduled to participate.

On home shores meanwhile, the spotlight will be on the latest monthly employment data.

Monday January 25

INTERIMS

Newmark Security PLC

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

IFO Business Climate (GER) (09:00)

IFO Current Assessment (GER) (09:00)

IFO Expectations (GER) (09:00)

Q3

Larsen and Toubro Ltd. GDS (Reg S)

FINALS

Crest Nicholson Holdings, SThree

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Cairn Energy, Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lenta GDR (Each 5 Repr 1 Ord EUR0.001) (144A) , Plant Health Care, Yamana Gold Inc. NPV (CDI)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Diploma

Tuesday January 26

INTERIMS

PZ Cussons, Quiz

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Puma VCT 12

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

House Price Index (US) (14:00)

ANNUAL REPORT

Watkin Jones

EGMS

Greencore Group, UDG Healthcare Public Limited Company

AGMS

Greencore Group, Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust, UDG Healthcare Public Limited Company

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Barr (A.G.), DP Eurasia N.V. (DI) , Petropavlovsk, Saga

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Claimant Count Rate (07:00)

Unemployment Rate (07:00)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

JPMorgan Japanese Inv Trust, Majedie Investments

Wednesday January 27

INTERIMS

Hargreaves Services

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Crude Oil Inventories (US) (20:45)

Durable Goods Orders (US) (13:30)

GFK Consumer Confidence (GER) (07:00)

MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

FINALS

Redx Pharma

EGMS

Cairn Homes

AGMS

AJ Bell, Critical Metals , Lowland Investment Co, Marston's, Renew Holdings, Smiths News

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

3i Group, Brewin Dolphin Holdings, Tullow Oil

Thursday January 28

INTERIMS

Hansard Global, Joules Group, Rank Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Hibernia Reit

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, DWF Group , Gabelli Value Plus Trust , Grafton Group Ut, IG Group Holdings, NB Private Equity Partners Ltd., Pembroke Vct B, Pennon Group, Solid State, Totally

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Law Debenture Corp.

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

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

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Business Climate Indicator (EU) (10:00)

Consumer Confidence (EU) (10:00)

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

Economic Sentiment Indicator (EU) (10:00)

GDP (Preliminary) (US) (13:30)

Industrial Confidence (EU) (10:00)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

New Homes Sales (US) (15:00)

Services Sentiment (EU) (00:00)

Q3

Wizz Air Holdings

Q4

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (ATT) GDR (Reg S)

GMS

Enwell Energy

FINALS

AB Ignitis Grupe GDR (Reg S), Oxford Biodynamics

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Ferrexpo

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Stock Spirits Group

EGMS

Greencoat Renewables, Kerry Group 'A' Shares, Origin Enterprises

AGMS

Britvic, Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings), RDI Reit , Smart (J) & Co., Sunrise Resources , Tertiary Minerals, Troy Income & Growth Trust

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anglo American, Britvic, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Intermediate Capital Group, TalkTalk Telecom Group

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Paragon Banking Group, Renew Holdings, Stock Spirits Group , Victrex plc, Watkin Jones

Friday January 29

INTERIMS

Real Good Food

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust, BMO Global Smaller Companies, Cranswick, Iomart Group, Latham (James), Northern 2 VCT, Northern 3 VCT, Redde Northgate, The Panoply Holdings, Total Produce

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

BMO Commercial Property Trust Limited, BMO Private Equity Trust, Marble Point Loan Financing Limited NPV, Middlefield Canadian Income PCC, NB Global Monthly Income Fund Limited Red Ord Shs NPV £, Standard Life Private Equity Trust, Value and Income Trust

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chicago PMI (US) (14:45)

GDP (Preliminary) (EU) (10:00)

Import Price Index (GER) (07:00)

M3 Money Supply (EU) (09:00)

Personal Consumption Expenditures (US) (13:30)

Personal Income (US) (13:30)

Personal Spending (US) (13:30)

U. of Michigan Confidence (US) (15:00)

Unemployment Rate (GER) (08:55)

Q3

Airtel Africa

Q4

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

GMS

Live Company Group, Nostra Terra Oil & Gas Co

FINALS

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

B&M European Value Retail S.A. (DI)

EGMS

Dalata Hotel Group

AGMS

Asiamet Resources Limited (DI) , Aura Energy Limited NPV (DI), Avon Rubber, Caledonian Trust, Hollywood Bowl Group, Scotgold Resources (DI), Treatt

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Evraz, Paragon Banking Group, Stenprop Limited

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nationwide House Price Index (07:00)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust , BP 8% Cum 1st Prf, BP 9% 2nd Prf, Cardiff Property, Character Group, DotDigital Group, Focusrite, Lowland Investment Co, Up Global Sourcing Holdings



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