The focus over the coming week will be squarely on the US central bank's policy meeting and its update guidance for the remainder of the year and looking out into 2019.
Rate-setters at the Federal Reserve are widely-expected to decide on another 25 basis point hike in their main policy rate when they meet on Wednesday, but financial markets remain somewhat skeptical regarding policymakers' own forecasts for a further three or four hikes over the course of the next 12 months.

According to the CME's Fed Watch tool, Fed funds futures are discounting just three more rate hikes – including Wednesday's – by October 2019.

Back in the UK, the economic calendar for over the coming week is rather sparse, although Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, is due to participate at the Bloomberg One Planet Summit in New York, also on Wednesday, at 20:40 BST.

In the euro area, a raft of economic data is set for release over the course of the week, including the IFO institute's business confidence gauge for September, on Monday, and harmonised CPI figures covering the same month on Friday.

But here too, the spotlight may well end up being on a speech from ECB chief economist Peter Praet, in London, on Wednesday, followed by another from his boss, Mario Draghi, the next day.

Monday September 24

INTERIMS

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd., Deltex Medical Group, Dillistone Group, Gama Aviation , Instem, Kape Technologies, Maxcyte (DI), Nasstar, Pennant International Group, Spectra Systems Corporation, Trinity Exploration & Production, Trinity Exploration & Production, XLMedia

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Aviva, Merlin Entertainments , Paddy Power Betfair

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Diversified Gas & Oil

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

IFO Business Climate (GER) (09:00)

IFO Current Assessment (GER) (09:00)

IFO Expectations (GER) (09:00)

GMS

John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ltd, Wey Education

FINALS

Duke Royalty Limited, River and Mercantile Group

EGMS

EF Realisation Company Limited (NPV), Mortice Ltd. (DI)

AGMS

Hidong Estate, Mortice Ltd. (DI), PHSC

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pennon Group

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

CBI Industrial Trends Surveys (11:00)

Tuesday September 25

INTERIMS

Altitude Group, Animalcare Group, Card Factory, Ebiquity, Fireangel Safety Technology Group, Harvey Nash Group, Keystone Law Group , Learning Technologies Group , Mi-Pay Group, Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) , Moss Bros Group, Next, Osirium Technologies, Premier Technical Services Group , S&U, Sumo Group , WANdisco

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Mincon Group , Standard Life Aberdeen

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Total SA

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

House Price Index (US) (14:00)

FINALS

Blancco Technology Group, Close Brothers Group, Hotel Chocolat Group , Scancell Holdings, Swallowfield

AGMS

Avengardco Investments Public Ltd GDR, Liontrust Asset Management, Park Group, Scientific Digital Imaging, Versarien , WYG

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

One Media IP Group, Thomas Cook Group, United Utilities Group

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

BHP Billiton

Wednesday September 26

INTERIMS

AA , Amryt Pharma, Armadale Capital, Billing Services Group Ltd., Boohoo Group, Centralnic Group , Corero Network Security, Crawshaw Group, Destiny Pharma , Destiny Pharma , Minds + Machines Group Limited (DI), Novacyt S.A. (CDI), Pelatro , Summit Germany Limited

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

CRH, Ferrexpo, Lloyds Banking Group

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Crude Oil Inventories (US) (15:30)

MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

New Homes Sales (US) (15:00)

GMS

Griffin Mining Ltd.

FINALS

Accrol Group Holdings, Allergy Therapeutics, James Halstead, Town Centre Securities

AGMS

Argo Group Ltd., Enteq Upstream, Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd. (DI), Gateley (Holdings) , Hornby, IMImobile , Legendary Investments, Nakama Group, PZ Cussons, Scholium Group, Tavistock Investments

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Futura Medical, Halma, Low & Bonar, Mitie Group, NCC Group, PZ Cussons, SSP Group , Trifast

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

BBA Mortgage Lending Figures (09:30)

CBI Industrial Trends Surveys (11:00)

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Brooks Macdonald Group

Thursday September 27

INTERIMS

888 Holdings, BioPharma Credit , Circassia Pharmaceuticals, Maistro, Midatech Pharma , Petropavlovsk, Saga

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ltd, Legal & General Group, Prudential, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Wood Group (John)

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Advanced Medical Solutions Group, Applegreen, Bovis Homes Group, Christie Group, EMIS Group, Essentra, Flowtech Fluidpower, Global Ports Holding, Hansteen Holdings, Huntsworth, John Laing Group , JPMorgan Russian Securities, JTC, Medica Group , Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets, NAHL Group, Oakley Capital Investments Ltd. (DI), Octopus AIM VCT 2, SafeCharge International Group Limited (DI), Shore Capital Group Ltd., Smurfit Kappa Group, Somero Enterprises Inc. (DI), Strix Group , Wynnstay Group

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Fair Oaks Income Limited 2014 Shs NPV, Fair Oaks Income Limited 2017 Shs NPV, Volta Finance Limited

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Duke Royalty Limited, Funding Circle SME Income Fund, Mercantile Investment Trust (The), Real Estate Investors, Value and Income Trust

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Business Climate Indicator (EU) (10:00)

Consumer Confidence (EU) (10:00)

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

Durable Goods Orders (US) (13:30)

Economic Sentiment Indicator (EU) (10:00)

GFK Consumer Confidence (GER) (07:00)

Gross Domestic Product (US) (13:30)

Industrial Confidence (EU) (10:00)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

M3 Money Supply (EU) (09:00)

Pending Homes Sales (US) (15:00)

Personal Consumption Expenditures (US) (13:30)

Services Confidence (EU) (10:00)

FINALS

Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, Clinigen Group, CVS Group, Hansard Global

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Glencore

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Bovis Homes Group, Diverse Income Trust (The), Hargreave Hale AIM VCT , Hargreaves Lansdown, Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets

AGMS

AdEPT Telecom, Alcentra Euorpean Floating Rate Income Fund Ltd Red Ord Shs, Arcontech Group, Galileo Resources, Joules Group, Mayan Energy Limited (DI), NWF Group, Ormonde Mining, Pembroke Vct, Pembroke Vct B, Shearwater Group , Sure Ventures , W H Ireland Group, Zamano, Zoo Digital Group

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

CMC Markets, RPC Group

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nationwide House Price Index (07:00)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Bilby, XPS Pensions Group

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

AdEPT Telecom, Beeks Financial Cloud Group, Consort Medical, Eckoh, ECO Animal Health Group, Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd. (DI), Hargreaves Lansdown, IG Group Holdings, K3 Capital Group , Kier Group, Norish Units, Pembroke Vct, Pembroke Vct B, PHSC, United Carpets Group

Friday September 28

INTERIMS

GAN, Nostra Terra Oil & Gas Co, Richoux Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Arbuthnot Banking Group, Ascential, British Smaller Companies VCT 2, Centamin (DI), CLS Holdings, Elementis, Filta Group Holdings, Frenkel Topping Group, Grafton Group Units, LPA Group, Meggitt, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Polymetal International, Reach, Rights & Issues Inv Trust Income Shares, Secure Trust Bank, SEGRO, St James's Place, TI Fluid Systems, Warehouse Reit

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

HICL Infrastructure Company Ltd, Honeycomb Investment Trust, MedicX Fund Ltd., NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited Red, Premier Global Infrastructure Trust, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chicago PMI (US) (14:45)

Import Price Index (GER) (07:00)

Personal Consumption Expenditures (US) (13:30)

Personal Income (US) (13:30)

Personal Spending (US) (13:30)

U. of Michigan Confidence (US) (14:45)

Unemployment Rate (GER) (08:55)

Wholesale Price Index (GER) (07:00)

EGMS

PAO Novatek GDR (Reg S), PJSC Tatneft ADS

AGMS

Clipper Logistics , Dish TV India Limited GDR (Each Repr One Shr), Fragrant Prosperity Holdings Limited, Lucky Cement Ltd GDR (Reg S), San Leon Energy

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Current Account (09:30)

GDP (Preliminary) (09:30)

GFK Consumer Confidence (00:01)

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