Friday preview: Russia-Ukraine war in focus


The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on the war in Ukraine given the sparse economic calendar.

On home shores, just past midnight the Recruitment and Employment Confederation will publish its permanent staff placements and salaries indices.

Across the Channel meanwhile, readings are due out for Italian retail sales in February and Spanish industrial production referencing that same month.

Stateside, the sole economic indicator due for release is a reading on wholesale inventories for the month of February.

Friday 7 April

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cmc Markets

AGMs

Rio Tinto

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

IDOX, Crest Nicholson Holdings, Independent Inv Trust, Scottish American Inv Company, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Galliford Try, Sylvania Platinum Ltd (DI), Ricardo, NB Global Monthly Income Fund Limited Red Ord Shs NPV £, Hays, JPMorgan Global Growth & Income, I3 Energy, Redrow, Dunelm Group, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, Abrdn UK Smaller Companies Growth Trust, BMO Managed Portfolio Trust Inc Shs

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Independent Inv Trust

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Regional REIT Limited

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wholesale Inventories (US) (15:00)