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Week ahead: All eyes on Greek elections, Yellen speech

Alexander Bueso

LONDON (ShareCast) - (ShareCast News) - When investors return from their weekend they will be asked to digest the result of the Greek general elections on 20 Sunday. A grand coalition with the left-wing Syriza party holding a majority, but alongside more moderate partners, is viewed as the most likely outcome by analysts - and as a 'positive' for 'political stability' in the country.

As regards 'hard' macroeconomic data, the latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices, for the month of September, are due on Wednesday. They are the most up-to-date and 'real-time' of all of the figures which come out of the euro area each month.

Investors will be looking for any sign of undue weakness as a result of the recent gyrations in global capital markets.

The latest reading on German business confidence is scheduled for release on Thursday, courtesy of the IFO institute. It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) too holds the potential to move markets.

Stateside, a speech from Fed chair Janet Yellen at Amherst University, in Massachusetts, may offer her the chance to add further colour on her remarks at last Thursday's post-FOMC press conference.

Thursday's durable goods orders numbers for August and the University of Michigan's final reading on consumer sentiment for September, on Friday, will be the most closely watched economic reports of the week on the other side of the Pond.

The flow of data in the UK will be limited to the latest public sector borrowing figures, on Tuesday, followed later on the same day by Confederation of British Industry's Industrial Trends Survey. Monday 21 September INTERIMS Cdialogues , Digital Globe Services Ltd (DI (KSE: 003160.KS - news) ), Lifeline Scientific Inc (LSE: LSIC.L - news) ., Nasstar, NetDimensions (Holdings) Limited (LSE: NETD.L - news) (DI), XLMedia INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE First Quantum Minerals Ltd (Toronto: FM.TO - news) ., GKN QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE Brunner Inv Trust, Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE - news) 'A', Royal Dutch Shell 'B' INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Existing Home Sales (US) (15:00) Producer Price Index (GER) (07:00) FINALS Allergy Therapeutics (LSE: AGY.L - news) , Castleton Technology (LSE: CTP.L - news) , DX (Group), Finsbury Food Group (Other OTC: FFGRF - news) , Purecircle Limited (Other OTC: PCRTF - news) (DI), Seeing Machines Ltd.

EGMS B.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) .D Crown Ltd (DI) AGMS Abzena (LSE: ABZA.L - news) , PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC.L - news) Tuesday 22 September INTERIMS AA , Augean (LSE: AUG.L - news) , Barr (A.G.), Card Factory (LSE: CARD.L - news) , Charlemagne Capital Ltd., ClearStar Inc (LSE: CLST.L - news) . (DI / REG S), Etalon Group Ltd GDR (Reg S), Horizon Discovery Group, KBC Advanced Technologies (LSE: KBC.L - news) , Keywords Studios (LSE: KWS.L - news) , Minds + Machines Group Limited (DI), Nature Group (LSE: NGR.L - news) , Oxford Pharmascience Group , Porta Communications (LSE: PTCM.L - news) , Sphere Medical Holding, Thalassa Holdings Ltd (LSE: THAL.L - news) . (DI), Venn Life Sciences Holdings INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE London Stock Exchange Group INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Consumer Confidence Indicator (EU) (10:00) House Price Index (US) (15:00) GMS (Taiwan OTC: 6481.TWO - news) AFH Financial Group FINALS Clinigen Group (Stuttgart: 78C.SG - news) , Close Brothers Group, Regenersis (LSE: RGS.L - news) , Swallowfield EGMS Societatea Nationala De Gaze Naturale Romgaz S.A. GDR (Reg S) AGMS Cohort (LSE: CHRT.L - news) , HML Holdings (LSE: HMLH.L - news) , Impact Holdings, SPARK Ventures (LSE: SPK.L - news) , Utilico Emerging Markets Ltd (DI), Velox3 (LSE: VLOX.L - news) TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Dairy Crest Group, IG Group Holdings UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS CBI Industrial Trends Surveys (11:00) Public Sector Finances (09:30) FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE Northgate Wednesday 23 September INTERIMS EG Solutions (LSE: EGS.L - news) , Gresham House (LSE: GHE.L - news) , Highland Gold Mining Ltd (Other OTC: HGHGF - news) ., JQW (LSE: JQW.L - news) , NAHL Group (LSE: NAH.L - news) , Styles & Wood Group INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Crude Oil Inventories (US) (15:30) MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00) FINALS Hansard Global (Other OTC: HNRDF - news) , Smiths Group (Other OTC: SMGKF - news) AGMS Alcentra Euorpean Floating Rate Income Fund Ltd Red Ord Shs, Arricano Real Estate (LSE: ARO.L - news) (DI), Avarae Global Coins (LSE: AVR.L - news) , Begbies Traynor Group, Best of the Best (LSE: BEST.L - news) , Diageo (LSE: DGE.L - news) , Eckoh (LSE: ECK.L - news) , First Property Group, Imaginatik (LSE: IMTK.L - news) , Real Good Food (LSE: RGD.L - news) , Scientific Digital Imaging (LSE: SDI.L - news) , Twentyfour Income Fund Limited Ord Red TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS United Utilities Group UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS BBA Mortgage Lending Figures (09:30) FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY.L - news) Thursday 24 September INTERIMS 32Red, Air Partner (LSE: AIP.L - news) , BrainJuicer Group (LSE: BJU.L - news) , Dolphin Capital Investors Ltd, Good Energy Group, Mission Marketing Group, Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) , Science In Sport (LSE: SIS.L - news) , Scisys INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE Low & Bonar (LSE: LWB.L - news) , Merlin Entertainments (LSE: MERL.L - news) , Prudential (HKSE: 2378.HK - news) , Quartix Holdings (Other OTC: QRTXF - news) , Rexam (LSE: REX.L - news) , Schroders (LSE: SDR.L - news) , Schroders (Non-Voting), Wood Group (John) INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE Aquatic Foods Group , Bovis Homes Group, Christie Group (LSE: CTG.L - news) , Crest Nicholson Holdings, Dignity (Other OTC: DGNTY - news) , Drax Group (LSE: DRX.L - news) , EMIS Group (LSE: EMIS.L - news) , Epwin Group (LSE: EPWN.L - news) , Essentra (Other OTC: FLRAF - news) , Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA.L - news) , Green Reit (Other OTC: GREEF - news) , Henry Boot (LSE: BHY.L - news) , Ladbrokes (LSE: LAD.L - news) , Lighthouse Group (LSE: LGT.L - news) , M. P. Evans Group, Old Mutual (Other OTC: ODMTY - news) , Pendragon (LSE: PDG.L - news) , Playtech (LSE: PTEC.L - news) , Premier Farnell (LSE: PFL.L - news) , Quarto Group Inc (LSE: QRT.L - news) ., Real Estate Investors, SafeCharge International Group Limited (DI), Servelec Group (LSE: SERV.L - news) , Stadium Group (LSE: SDM.L - news) , Vitec Group (Other OTC: VTEPF - news) , Wynnstay Group (LSE: WYN.L - news) QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE Fair Oaks Income Fund Limited INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Continuing Claims (US) (13:30) Durable Goods Orders (US) (13:30) GFK Consumer Confidence (GER) (07:00) IFO Business Climate (GER) (09:00) IFO Business Climate (GER) (09:30) IFO Current Assessment (GER) (09:00) IFO Current Assessment (GER) (09:30) IFO Expectations (GER) (09:30) IFO Expectations (GER) (09:00) Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30) New Homes Sales (US) (15:00) GMS VPC Specialty Lending Investments AGMS Aortech International (LSE: AOR.L - news) , Braveheart Investment Group, Conviviality Retail (LSE: CVR.L - news) , Fiske (LSE: FKE.L - news) , Micro Focus International (Other OTC: MCFUF - news) , NWF Group (LSE: NWF.L - news) , Park Group (LSE: PKG.L - news) , Pembroke Vct (LSE: PEMB.L - news) , Pembroke Vct B, Phoenix IT Group (LSE: 5282.L - news) , ReNeuron Group (LSE: RENE.L - news) , Ryanair Holdings (Xetra: RY4B.DE - news) , TP5 VCT, Tungsten Corporation (Other OTC: TGTNF - news) , Vectura Group (LSE: VEC.L - news) , Versarien TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Euromoney Institutional Investor FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE Avarae Global Coins, Best of the Best, Brooks Macdonald Group, Consort Medical (Other OTC: CSRMF - news) , Diverse Income Trust (The), Hargreaves Services (Other OTC: HGRVF - news) , Kier Group (LSE: KIE.L - news) , Norish Units, Oxford Instruments (Other OTC: OXGGY - news) , Redrow (LSE: RDW.L - news) , TP5 VCT, TP5 VCT 'B' Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) Friday September 25 INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE Acacia Mining (LSE: ABG.L - news) , Capital & Counties Properties (LSE: CAPC.L - news) , Chemring Group (Other OTC: CMGMF - news) , Clarkson (LSE: CKN.L - news) , FDM Group (Holdings), Foresight VCT Planned Exit Shares, Foxtons Group (LSE: FOXT.L - news) , Henderson Opportunities Trust, Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK.L - news) , Kingspan Group (LSE: KGP.L - news) , Lancashire Holdings Limited (Other OTC: LCSHF - news) , Marshall Motor Holdings, Maven Income & Growth 4 VCT, Mincon Group (LSE: MCON.L - news) , Mobeus Income & Growth 4 Vct, National Express Group, Paddy Power (LSE: PAP.L - news) , Polymetal International (Other OTC: AUCOY - news) , Polypipe Group (LSE: PLP.L - news) , Reckitt Benckiser Group, Rotork (LSE: ROR.L - news) , Stock Spirits Group , Ultra Electronics Holdings, Vesuvius QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE Alpha Real Trust Ltd., Duet Real Estate Finance Ltd INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS GDP (Final) (US) (13:30) M3 Money Supply (EU) (09:00) FINALS Asian Citrus Holding, CVS Group (LSE: CVSG.L - news) ANNUAL REPORT Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL.L - news) SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE Fletcher King (LSE: FLK.L - news) , Foxtons Group EGMS OAO Novatek GDR (Reg S) AGMS Empyrean Energy (LSE: EME.L - news) , Invesco Perpetual Select Trust Balanced Risk Shares, Invesco Perpetual Select Trust Glbl Eqty Inc Shs, Invesco Perpetual Select Trust Managed Liquidity Shares, Invesco Perpetual Select Trust UK Equity Shares, Penna Consulting (LSE: PNA.L - news) , Sirius Minerals (Other OTC: SRUXF - news) , Vela Technologies (LSE: VELA.L - news) , Victoria FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE Dixons Carphone (Other OTC: DSITF - news) , Fletcher King, NCC Group (LSE: NCC.L - news) , Safeland (LSE: SAF.L - news)