Five things CAs need to know this week: 14 May 2018

CA Today Moscow
By Eleanor O'Neill, and Andrew Harbison, CA Today

14 May 2018

A look ahead to some of the things happening in business, accountancy and politics this week.

1. The Scottish Parliament Reception 2018

We are delighted to invite you to join ICAS President-elect Sandy Manson for a drinks reception at The Scottish Parliament which has been made available by the kind permission of John Mason MSP, SNP for members of ICAS.

Join us to celebrate with Sandy Manson CA at Holyrood as he takes on the 66th Presidency post of ICAS, and hear about Sandy’s plans for his years ahead. This event will also provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate with fellow CAs in this great venue.

[ICAS]

2. China/US trade talks continue

China's top economic official will visit Washington today to continue trade talks with the Trump administration following discussions in Beijing last month which proved unfruitful.

The negotiations are a response to the US President's intentions to impose high trade tariffs on China.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that the administration is hoping for an outcome that "will be great for everyone".

[Yahoo Finance]

3. First Minister to discuss Scotland's economic future post-Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon will address a London audience as part of the Thompson Reuters Newsmaker events on Monday 14 May.

Scotland's position on Brexit and the economic perspective north of the border offer a unique take on recent political and financial events. The First Minister will share her vision for the future and highlight the priorities for her government.

The event will be moderated by Reuters global News Editor Alessandra Galloni.

[Reuters Events]

4. ONS will release unemployment and house price figures

The Office for National Statistics is due to publish several reports this week, including the latest UK labour market statistics on Tuesday 15 May.

The last report showed that, between September 2017 and February 2018, the number of people in work increased. The employment rate was 75.4%, higher than for a year earlier (74.6%) and the highest since comparable records began in 1971.

[ONS]

5. Updates from Royal Mail, Investec, Thomas Cook and Vodafone

  • Monday: Interim due from Diploma, Dignity and Victrex.
  • Tuesday: Interims due from Patisserie Holdings, Elegant Hotels, easyJet and Jackpotjoy. Finals due from Braemar, BTG, Land Securities Group, Premier Foods and Vodafone.
  • Wednesday: Interims due from Brewin Dolphin Holdings, Mitchells & Butlers, Marston's and SSP. Finals due from Burberry.
  • Thursday: Interims due from Future, Grainger, TBC Bank and Thomas Cook. Finals due from 3i, Investec, National Grid and Royal Mail.
  • Friday: Interims due from AstraZeneca.

[This is Money]

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