London Report: Scotland and MPC minutes the main focus for the City

ALL EYES will be on the result of Thursday’s Scottish referendum, with market watchers keen to know whether or not the 300-year-old union will continue.

As far as more normal risk events are concerned, the main one will be Wednesday’s release of the latest set of MPC meeting minutes.

That will be complemented by the latest figures on consumer prices, employment and retail sales, courtesy of the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

On Friday, ratings agency Moody’s will announce its decision on the UK’s sovereign debt rating.

A busy day tomorrow includes news from ASOS, Craneware, Crest Nichol­son, Galliford Try, IQE, Lidco, N Brown, Pan African Resources, Tho­mas Cook and TLA Worldwide.

On Wednesday, Brooks Macdonald, Chemring, DMGT, Imagination Tech­nol­ogies, JD Sports and Smiths Group will update the market.

Thursday’s reports come from French Connection, Investec, Kier, Merlin Entertainments, Northgate, Petra Dia­monds, Premier Farnell, Trifast, WAN­­disco and Wilmington.