The Financial Week Ahead – The week in brief.

23 Thursday[QQ] Parliament will continue to debate the Budget. Retailer Next publishes full-year results (In The Spotlight). Housebuilder Barratt is expected to announce pre-tax profits of #125m in its full-year results. Oil and gas exploration company SOCO International is expected to announce full-year pre-tax profits of #7m. 24 Friday Internet services specialist Netbenefit will announce half-year results. Alzheimer’s disease research business Rengen Therapeutics hope to raise #5m through a share issue. 26 Sunday The Oscar Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Once again PricewaterhouseCoopers partners counted the votes (Newswatch). 27 Monday The National Accounts User Group will hold its quarterly national accounts seminar at the Office for National Statistics. The last day scheduled for Parliamentary debate on Gordon Brown’s Budget. 28 Tuesday Computer software company Knowledge Support is expected to raise #30m with a share issue. ?:

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