Bank to update on UK lending

THE UK corporate week begins with a busy day today, as a raft of companies update the market.

Dairy Crest, Manganese Bronze, Qinetiq, Finsbury Food, Shore Capital, A.G. Barr, Brady and Petra Diamonds are all set to give reports.

Tomorrow brings further company news from Albemarle & Bond, Close Brothers, and The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).

Wednesday’s economic news includes CBI retail sales as well as the hotely anticpated Bank of England credit conditions, which should shed some light on whether government funding for lending is having any impact.

Topps Tiles, ICAP, Homeserve and Domino’s Pizza are also set to give trading statements.

Thursday sees the release of the Financial Policy Committee minutes, giving the latest news on banking stability.

Corporate news for the day includes trading statements for Tui, Tate & Lyle and Compass, plus interim results from Dolphin Capital.

The week ends with an interim report from Goals Soccer Centres, plus a trading statement from Thomas Cook.