What CAs need to know this week: 15 February 2016
A look ahead to some of the key things happening this week.
Britain’s EU reform deal might be finalised
A reform package to keep the UK in the European Union could be finalised at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Donald Tusk tweeted that “Talks on #UKinEU settlement a fragile political process”, but later added that he was “confident that this is a balanced and solid proposal”.
Inflation and wage numbers due
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish CPI inflation figures on Tuesday, and experts predict it could rise to 0.4% – its highest rate for a year. Inflation numbers from the US are also due on Friday, with another rise expected. Wage and productivity figures for the UK will follow on Wednesday.
ECB President could hint at further monetary easing
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will deliver his quarterly testimony later today to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Analysts will be watching closely for hints of further monetary easing next month.
Obama to host Southeast Asian leaders at key summit
US President Barack Obama will host leaders of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in California later today and tomorrow. Obama is expected to use the historic summit to enhance ASEAN unity, amidst growing tension surrounding the disputed South China Sea.
Results from Walmart/Asda, Standard Life, BAE, Coca-Cola and Centrica
Interim results are due this week from BAE and Centrica on Thursday, and Coca-Cola HBC, Segro and Standard Life on Friday. Prelims will be announced by Reckitt Benckiser on Monday, Anglo American and EDF on Tuesday, and Nestlé and Walmart/Asda on Thursday.