The corporate news calendar is looking positively barren for Friday as markets and the world continue to reel from the fallout of the ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic.
Friday will be when Donald Trump’s Schengen area European travel ban comes into effect for one month, a move that is likely to pile further pressure on airlines and travel companies who have already been hit hard by tighter border controls across the world.
The ban will be enforced from midnight eastern daylight time, around 4am on Saturday GMT.
Meanwhile, the only scheduled results in the UK calendar appear to be from Eurocell PLC (LON: ECELL) and Triple Point Social Housing Reit PLC (LON:SOHO), while on the macro front there will be a sprinkling from the US in the form of the latest Michigan consumer sentiment data.
Significant announcements expected for Friday 13 March:
Finals: Eurocell PLC (LON:ECEL), Triple Point Social Housing REIT PLC (LON:SOHO)
Economic data: US Michigan consumer sentiment