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Tariffs To Dominate Week Ahead

By City Index (Fiona Cincotta)ETFsDec 09, 2019 06:20AM ET
Tariffs To Dominate Week Ahead
By City Index (Fiona Cincotta)   |  Dec 09, 2019 06:20AM ET
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The FTSE has started the week in defensive territory, shrugging off the stronger close on Wall Street brought on by positive U.S. job market numbers. An eclectic mix of FTSE fallers was lead by Phoenix Group (LON:PHNX) and information technology firm AVEVA Group (LON:AVV).

In UK markets in the week ahead all eyes will be on the election on Thursday – except on Tuesday when the latest UK monthly GDP numbers will be released – but for global stocks the more decisive trade signal will come from the build up to the Dec. 15 China tariff deadline. The latest comments from the U.S. indicate that if China doesn’t offer more meaningful reassurances on the protection of foreign intellectual property the U.S. will go ahead with plans to bring in additional tariffs on Chinese imports.

Pound bounces higher on latest polls

The pound continues to firm in the build up to the election; it has hit the highest level against the euro in almost three years and is trading at 1.3155 against the dollar. The enthusiasm is linked to expectations that a Conservative win would finally bring a resolution to the Brexit deadlock but this is far from given.

Earnings ahead

On top of the election there is a busy schedule of UK earnings in the week ahead starting with Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) on Tuesday followed by Stagecoach (LON:SGC) and Ted Baker (LON:TED) on Wednesday, TUI (OTC:TUIFY), Dixons Carphone (LON:DC), Purplebricks (LON:PURP) and Ocado (LON:OCDO) on Thursday, and finishing with Balfour Beatty (OTC:BAFYY)on Friday.

Tariffs To Dominate Week Ahead

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