Production data and election are week’s focus - London Report

THE EASTER Bank Holiday short­ened week will see traders closely tracking the political scene not only in Greece, but also in the UK as the election season kicks into full swing.

Acting as a backdrop, economists will be waiting for the latest hard data on industrial production in Britain to gauge the firmness of the economy at the start of the year.

Among the companies reporting this week: Today: Diageo, PZ Cussons and Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust.

Tomorrow: Galliford Try, Haynes Publishing Group and Hays.

Thursday: Eurasia Drilling and Gulf Keystone.

Friday: Biofrontera.