For your diary …

Thursday, January 11[QQ] Trading statements from GUS, House of Fraser and Next, with interim results from Kleeneze and Northgate. The Bank of England MPC announces rate decision.

Delegates from Vauxhall’s Luton car plant are due at a DTI crisis meeting.

Friday, January 12

The Bank of England releases mortgage equity withdrawal data.

Sunday, January 14

London mayor Ken Livingstone starts a four day tour of the US, his first foreign visit in his new position, with a keynote address to the US mayors’ winter summit on rail.

Monday, January 15

Interims from the IG Group and Topnotch.

Tuesday, January 16

Interims from Anite and Precoat International (top); trading statements from Debenhams, Kingfisher and Safeway (middle). Retail price figures for December.

Wednesday, January 17

Labour market statistics for November and December, and independent Treasury forecasts for December.

Thursday, January 18

Airtours and Euromoney are due to hold agms, Arcadia releases a trading statement. Retail sales figures for December, and BCC quarterly survey.

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