Eurozone industrial production, French inflation and US retail sales data will be released on Thursday, livening up what has so far been a quiet week for economic data.
Industrial output in the euro-area is expected to rise by 0.9% year-on-year in April following a 0.1% drop a month earlier.
French inflation data is expected to show a 0.8% year-on-year rise in May on a harmonised basis amid concerns of price instability in the Eurozone.
The European Central Bank last week announced new measures, including cuts to interest rates and the deposit rate, to address weak inflation in the Eurozone.
In the US, a report on retail sales is predicted to reveal a 0.6% increase for May after a 0.1% rise the previous month.
Initial jobless claims may have climbed 309,000 in the week ended June 7th, after 312,000 claims the prior week.
The Federal Reserve is monitoring the labour market to determine whether to continue tapering bond purchasing and decide on the timing of an interest rate hike.
On the company front will be annual results from Atkins, first quarter results from Home Retail and an interim statement from PZ Cussons.
Engineering company Atkins is expected to report revenue of £1.76bn and adjusted pre-tax profit of £104.9m, according to consensus, representing a rise from the prior year's £1.71bn and £99.2m respectively.
Thursday June 12th
CareTech Holding, IDOX, Redhall Group
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Business Inventories (US) (13:30)
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Import and Export Price Indexes (US) (13:30)
Industrial Production (EU) (10:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Manufacturing Inventories (US) (15:00)
Retail Sales (US) (13:45)
Business Inventories (US) (15:15)
Core machinery orders (JP)
Atkins (WS), Boohoo.com, Halma, Mulberry Group, Real Estate Credit Investments PCC Ltd, Hardy Oil&Gas, Pets at Home, Volex
Home Retail Group, PZ Cussons
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate
Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd., Evraz, Golden Saint Resources Ltd (DI), International Public Partnerships Ltd., Kingfisher, Leyshon Energy Limited (DI), REA Holdings, Source BioScience, Tangiers Petroleum Ltd (DI), Threadneedle UK Select Trust Limited, Trader Media East Ltd GDR (Reg S), Verona Pharma, Walcom Group (DI)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
RICS Housing Market Survey (09:30)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Sagentia Group, XLMedia