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Wednesday preview: Wetherspoon and Experian release interim results

Wetherspoon unveils its interim management statement Wednesday after the UK pub operator announced plans to open new bars.

Wetherspoon unveils its interim management statement Wednesday after the UK pub operator announced plans to open new bars.

Last month the company said it was adding 30 new pubs and creating 1,200 jobs this year, according to reports.

As part of the expansion, it is investing more than £35m in areas including Selby and Whitby, which could impact today's results.

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The company may follow in the footsteps of Green King, which reported record Christmas Day takings at its pubs and restaurants in the UK as consumers indulged over the silly season.

Another financial statement set to make headlines is results from Experian.

The financial investor and shareholder resources group recently launched an online reporting tool to help small and medium enterprises manage their company risk profile.

The tool, Ireland Company Reports, allows companies to assess the extensive financial and credit information that is held about their own company.

Wednesday January 16

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

JPMorgan Euro Small Co. Trust, National Grid, Ventus 2 VCT, Ventus 2 VCT 'C' Shares, Ventus VCT, Ventus VCT 'C' Shares

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

ACM Shipping Group, Ashtead Group, Central Asia Metals, Consort Medical, QinetiQ Group

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Africa Opportunity Fund Ltd.

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd., Middlefield Canadian Income PCC

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Beige Book Fed Survey (US) (19:00)

Consumer Price Index (US) (13:30)

Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (EU) (10:00)

Industrial Production (US) (16:15)

New Car Registrations (EU) (10:00)

GMS

Serabi Gold

IMSS

Brown (N.) Group, C&C Group, Diploma, Experian, Wetherspoon (J.D.)

DRILLING REPORT

Fresnillo

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Central Asia Metals, Dewhurst, Dewhurst (Non-Voting)

AGMS

Diploma, Majedie Investments

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Barratt Developments

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Bellway

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Cardiff Property, CareTech Holding, Catco Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd (DI), Character Group, Dewhurst, Dewhurst (Non-Voting), Downing Income Vct, Downing Income Vct 4, Dunedin Smaller Companies Inv Trust, Imperial Tobacco Group, Tracsis

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