Thursday 22 March 2018

Week 17 by John Mulligan

Oil giant BP delivers first quarter results tomorrow
Oil giant BP delivers first quarter results tomorrow Newsdesk

After a public holiday across much of Europe today, and a busy time on the Irish corporate front last week, the next few days see a strong spectrum of international businesses deliver results that will keep investors busy.

Kerry Group holds its annual general meeting on Thursday in Tralee, Co Kerry. It will mark the final AGM for outgoing chief executive Stan McCarthy. He's being succeeded by Edmond Scanlon.

Irish packaging giant Smurfit Kappa releases first quarter results next Friday as it updates shareholders at its AGM in Dublin. Insurance firm FBD holds its AGM the same day, which should give investors and customers an idea of whether or not the pace of insurance hikes is really beginning to ease.

Oil giant BP delivers first quarter results tomorrow, while on Thursday it's the turn of Royal Dutch Shell.

The European Commission is due to release economic growth forecasts today, while a raft of economic data is released in the United States today. Those figures include manufacturing and personal spending numbers.

The remainder of the week brings a slew of additional data from the United States and Europe.

Irish Independent

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