17 Thursday[QQ] Abbey National is expected to announce full-year pre-tax profits of £1.7bn while developer Estates & General is expected to announce full-year pre-tax profits of £4.3m. 18 Friday Halifax should announce full-year figures of around £1.9bn. 21 Monday Defence electronics manufacturer Ultra Electronics (In the spotlight) announces full-year pre-tax profits of £26m. 22 Tuesday BG Group is expected to announce full-year figures of £1.3bn. Outsourcing specialist Capita Group is to announce full-year figures of £44m while Unilever should announce profits of around £2.85bn. 23 Wednesday Computer services group Baltimore Technology should announce a full-year loss of £16.2m. Pre-tax profit announcements from fitness group Cannons , Prudential and Standard Chartered. 24 Thursday Pre-tax profit announcements from AstraZeneca, car rental group Avis, Centrica and mining giant Rio Tinto (Newswatch) and Hilton hotels.
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