It is a thin day for scheduled corporate news so focus will be on economic events such as the release of the UK balnce of trade figures.
The visible trade deficit for April is tipped to narrow to £8.50bn from £8.56bn in April. The non-European Union deficit is expected to hold steady at £4.10bn.
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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Balance of Trade (EU) (10:00)
Capacity Utilisation (US) (16:15)
Industrial Production (US) (16:15)
U. of Michigan Confidence (Prelim) (US) (15:00)
Wholesale Price Index (GER) (07:00)
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Balance of Trade (Trade Balance) (09:30)
UK Trade (09:30)
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