Time for a well being examine

This text is an on-site model of our The Week Forward e-newsletter. Enroll here to get the e-newsletter despatched straight to your inbox each Sunday

Hiya and welcome to the working week.

We’re all much more aware of the necessity to take care of ourselves today — a really skinny silver lining to a pandemic — and this week lots of people wish to just do that.

Firstly, there’s a glut of marathons, each people who had been delayed, reminiscent of Paris, and an annual autumn fixture, such because the Boston occasion, run annually on the Columbus Day public vacation. If you happen to get pleasure from a gruelling run — just like the FT’s Laura Noonan — there are greater than 300 to select from in October, greater than every other month this yr, in response to on-line tracker World Marathon.

For these involved about what they eat (or slightly shouldn’t eat), put together yourselves for Anti-McDonald’s Day on Saturday. Then there’s the rising pattern for Covid passports, coming into pressure in Wales on Monday and Brussels on Friday, measures that divide societies. Keep protected.


After a revenue warning wiped 15 per cent from Boohoo’s market value last month, traders will probably be watching carefully the full-year outcomes from rival Asos on Thursday. The 2 on-line vogue retailers serve barely completely different markets, and Asos has the advantage of already having distribution infrastructure within the US and Europe.

However price pressures are mounting within the provide chain and competitors is growing — each from reopened bricks-and-mortar retailers and on-line rivals reminiscent of China’s SheIn. Analysts predict pre-tax revenue of £180m on gross sales of £3.92bn, and extra element on future technique at an accompanying capital markets day.

It’s the first flush of banking outcomes season. Goldman Sachs, reporting third-quarter earnings on Friday, is a bellwether for funding banking, an trade thriving on the mergers and acquisitions boom.

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday will present a broader outlook on loan demand (which has been mushy) and total client spending, which has recovered however may very well be below risk from the coronavirus Delta variant.

If BlackRock’s outcomes on Wednesday curiosity you, it’s best to read this.

Financial knowledge

The 2 key objects on the UK’s financial agenda this week would be the labour market figures on Tuesday and, 24 hours later, the August gross home product estimate, giving us a greater information to what’s taking place behind the headline information of HGV driver and abattoir worker shortages, upward pressure on wages and a return to 1970s economics.

Hopefully, they are going to be extra uplifting than last Friday’s US non-farm payroll data — apologies, by the way in which, to these of you who didn’t really feel sufficient was made about this final week, however thanks for the emails. Maintain them coming to jonathan.moules@ft.com.

Inflation will once more be a subject on dialog with client and producer value index knowledge printed for the US, India, Germany, Japan, France and Italy.

Key financial and firm reviews

Here’s a extra full checklist of what to anticipate by way of firm reviews and financial knowledge this week.


  • Italy, Istat industrial manufacturing figures

  • Galp Energia SGPS buying and selling replace


  • India, month-to-month client value index figures

  • Italy, assembly of G20 commerce ministers in Sorrento

  • Japan, month-to-month producer value index figures

  • UK, Workplace for Nationwide Statistics month-to-month labour market statistics

  • UK, earnings and employment replace from Pay As You Earn knowledge

  • US, IMF replace on its World Monetary Stability Report, evaluating dangers within the international monetary system

  • Outcomes: LVMH Q3


  • China, month-to-month commerce figures

  • Germany, client value index knowledge

  • Simply Eat Takeaway Q3 buying and selling replace

  • Opec month-to-month oil market report

  • UK, ONS month-to-month GDP estimate, plus commerce and building output knowledge, and month-to-month index of manufacturing and companies

  • Outcomes: BlackRock Q3, Infosys Q2, JPMorgan Chase Q3


  • Ashmore Group AGM

  • Barratt Developments AGM and buying and selling replace

  • BHP’s London AGM

  • China, month-to-month client value index and inflation figures

  • Japan, industrial manufacturing knowledge

  • UK, Financial institution of England’s financial institution liabilities survey and quarterly credit score situations assessment

  • UK, CBI and PwC quarterly monetary companies survey

  • UK, Royal Establishment of Chartered Surveyors month-to-month residential market survey

  • US, Division of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics producer value indices

  • Outcomes: Asos FY, Financial institution of America Q3, Citigroup Q3, Domino’s Pizza Q3, Quick Retailing FY, HCL Applied sciences Q2, Morgan Stanley Q3, Südzucker Q2, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm Q3, Temenos Q3, United Well being Group Q3, US Bancorp Q3, Walgreens Boots Alliance FY, Wells Fargo Q3


  • EU, Eurostat month-to-month knowledge for worldwide commerce in items

  • France, inflation price figures

  • Hargreaves Lansdown Q3 operations assessment

  • Italy, Istat month-to-month client value index and inflation knowledge

  • UK, firm and particular person insolvency statistics for England and Wales

  • Outcomes: China Tower Q3, Goldman Sachs Q3, Honeywell Q3, JB Hunt Transport Providers Q3, PNC Monetary Providers Q3, Prologis Q3, Rio Tinto Q3

World occasions

Lastly, here’s a rundown of different occasions and milestones this week.


  • Canada, Thanksgiving Day

  • Spain, Pharma Europe, billed because the world’s largest assembly of business pharmaceutical trade executives, begins in Barcelona

  • Sweden, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics introduced in Stockholm

  • UK, vaccine passports come into pressure in Wales

  • US, Boston marathon takes place

  • US, Columbus Day public vacation


  • UK, Thanksgiving service in Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion

  • US, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin NS-18 spacecraft is about for launch with Star Trek actor William Shatner on board


  • UK, basic election on Saint Helena, the second-oldest British abroad territory after Bermuda

  • US, 57th annual Chicago Worldwide Movie Competition begins



  • Belgium, vaccine passports come into impact in Brussels

  • Italy plans to convey into pressure a number of the strictest anti-Covid measures on this planet, making it compulsory for all employees both to indicate proof of vaccination, a destructive check or latest restoration from an infection

  • Italy, preliminary listening to is to happen in Genoa within the courtroom case relating to the collapsed Morandi motorway bridge in 2018



Really helpful newsletters for you

Lengthy Story Quick — The largest tales and greatest reads in a single sensible e mail. Enroll here

Scoreboard — Key information and evaluation behind the enterprise selections in sport. Enroll here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button