Before the open - 06/08

Stocks are expected to open down in Europe, following US and Asian markets, on investor profit taking.

Key events:

  • Italian June industrial output at 09.00. A rise from -4.2 per cent to -3.2 per cent in the year to date is expected.
  • UK June industrial production at 09.30. A rise from -2.3 per cent to 0.6 per cent in the year to date is expected.
  • UK June manufacturing production at 09.30. A rise from -2.9 per cent to 0.7 per cent in the year to date is expected.
  • Italian second quarter GDP at 10.00. A rise from -0.9 to -0.3 per cent is expected.
  • German June factory orders at 11.00. A rise from -2.0 per cent to -0.2 per cent in the year to date is expected.
  • UK NIESR GDP estimate for the three months to July at 15.00. A rise from 0.4 per cent to 0.5 per cent is expected.