Sunday 24 June 2018

Trading updates and statistics ahead

The Central Statistics Office publishes data on imports and export today (stock photo)
The Central Statistics Office publishes data on imports and export today (stock photo)
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

After a mixed bag of trading updates last week from UK retailers, this week sees another slew of them from UK companies, including Penneys and Primark owner Associated British Foods.

Others that will provide food for thought for investors include gambling group William Hill, clothing firm Burberry, and JD Sports.

It's a busy week for Irish economic data too.

Today, the Central Statistics Office publishes data on imports and exports.

Tomorrow, it releases the third-quarter national accounts, unemployment statistics for December and the latest consumer price index.

Stock markets in the United States are closed today for Martin Luther King Day.

Tomorrow also brings the release of data which will cast light on the continuing performance of the United Kingdom's economy as Brexit looms.

Those figures include the producer price index for December, as well as the core output numbers, and retail and house price indices.

Industrial production data from China on Thursday is likely to confirm that the world's second-largest economy is experiencing a modest slowdown.

Irish Independent

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