Jan. 4 - A look ahead to Thursday's trading including France's bond auction, UK services PMI and Iran-U.S. tensions in the Gulf.
I'm worries -- global stalled some boost the dollar is ignited behind use Italian lender and credit has launched a deeply discounted rights issue of. Big focus for investors. I'm -- -- of the I'm -- for the next couple months will be confines -- triple aid reaching. S&P said in December it could cut not written by up to to not chase and fix advise I was down to negative. What is pulling the sentinel also said that finds would lose just to -- -- within a few months -- what -- -- one month Dunn two to go. That is today gender so back to the mom that -- disasters to an auction last November rock bottom you -- Kept some investors sidelined the key test of investor sentiment comes of course next week when Spain and Italy kick off their funding campaigns. On the data from Thursday German retail sales expected to be flat in November -- last year after a surprise rise in October. Taught to read much shot into this one though as it's a notoriously volatile in the case that growth in Britain's government services sector full cost to have slowed in December. Off to November surprise pick up and new industrial orders in the Euro zone set to pick up off to suffering a bad deepest hole since December. Who hates. Swiss National Bank chairman should have held a brand will give his reaction to news from banks RS in that one of its employees leaked details of currency transactions by his wife. Banks Harrison says the information was given to a lawyer close to right wing politician -- brought hot. Brock I had previously off till the brand to step down as head of the S and be off to running up record losses. When intervening in the FX markets to stem the rise of the Swiss franc. Tensions in the Middle East like these are -- -- Iran says the US navy aircraft carrier was moved out of the gulf because of recent Iranian military exercises. It's threatening action if the ship returns. Will repeat that we do not intend to take any irrational action but we are ready to counter any threats we have -- aircraft carrier -- -- is this threat to us against returning to the Persian gulf and we are not going to repeat there won't mean. Iran has responded to tighter sanctions over its nuclear program with the increasingly belligerent rhetoric this threat of action takes that rhetoric to a new level. That's our outlook I had the first state to watch trading at noon -- lunchtime analysis of the morning's action on Wall Street that's available from -- PM London time. Mid day Easton. -- -- problems this crisis.