Tuesday preview: Global services PMIs, RBA in the spotlight


Financial markets’ focus on Tuesday will be on the global services sector.

On home shores, IHS Markit´s services sector Purchasing Managers’ Index is expected to dip to 60.8 in March versus a preliminary reading of 61.0.

Also due out in the UK are new car registration figures for the same month.

A PMI for euro area services meanwhile is expected to print at 54.8, the same as the ‘flash’ result, while in the US the analogous PMI from the ISM institute is seen improving from its February level of 56.5 to 58.6.

Down Under, rate-setters in Sydney will meet to decide on monetary policy. Expectations are that the Reserve Bank of Australia will keep its cash rate unchanged.

Tuesday 5 April

FINALS

DP Eurasia N.V. (DI), Quixant, Sourcebio International, Next Fifteen Communications, Property Franchise Group

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Moonpig Group, Marlowe

AGMs

Nokia OYJ, Scottish American Inv Company, Athelney Trust

EGMs

New Century AIM VCT 2

ANNUAL REPORT

New Century AIM VCT 2

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Barclays

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Pennon Group

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc.

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

PMI Services (09:30)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

PMI Composite (GER) (08:55)

PMI Services (GER) (08:55)

PMI Composite (EU) (09:00)

PMI Services (EU) (09:00)

PMI Services (US) (14:45)

PMI Composite (US) (14:45)

ISM Services (US) (15:00)

ISM Prices Paid (US) (15:00)