The Week Ahead: Trump in Asia and CBI annual conference


Monday 6 November

  • US president Donald Trump in Asia
  • CBI Annual Conference
  • Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda gives a speech to business leaders in Tokyo

Tuesday 7 November

  • Associated British Foods (Full year results)

Wednesday 8 November

  • IMF forum on sustainable growth in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Marks & Spencer results

The well-known high street retailer is going through a big restructuring plan under new CEO Steve Rowe and the initial results have been less than exciting so far,” says Spooner.

Like-for-like sales fell in its first quarter, M&S’s July update revealed.

Furthermore, it was revealed that the recently-appointed director of clothing had resigned and the firm’s rival, Next, reported a fall in high street sales in its third quarter update. Investors will be hoping for some good news ahead of the key Christmas trading period,” says Spooner.

Thursday 9 November

  • MSCI quarterly index review
  • Residential Market Survey – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 

Friday 10 November

  • Construction Output in Great Britain: September 2017 and new orders July to September 2017
  • UK overseas trade statistics: September 2017
  • UK index of production: September 2017 – ONS