Friday this week is shaping up to be a quiet one for the City, with a trading update from FTSE 250 zip and fastener maker Coats Group PLC (LON:COA) the only major entry in the corporate diary.

However, there may be something for traders to nibble on in the form of the UK’s flash PMI readings for the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as any election morsels ahead of a debate between Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson and the Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon on Friday night.

There will also be a small smattering of data from across the pond in the form of the latest US Michigan confidence index.

Significant events for Friday 22 November:

Trading statements: Coats Group PLC (LON:COA)


Economic announcements: UK CBI Distributive Trades, UK ‘flash’ PMIs, BBC party leaders debate, US Michigan confidence index