There's a smattering of company reports pencilled in for the second four-day week of May, so unless we see some unscheduled updates, US jobs data will be the main focus.
Monday 28 May
UK market shut for another Bank Holiday
Tuesday 29 May
Bank of Cyprus, Frutarom Industries, Renold
Eddie Stobart Logistics, Standard Life Aberdeen, TCS Group Holding
Wednesday 30 May
TCS Group Holding, Oxford Metrics, Trans-Siberian Gold, De La Rue, LondonMetric Property
Royal Bank of Scotland, Crusader Resources, Safestyle UK
Thursday 31 May
Urban & Civic, FirstGroup, Air Partner, Johnson Matthey, Card Factory
LB-Shell, Faron Pharmaceuticals, Brady, e-Therapeutics, Coca-Cola European Partners
Friday 1 June
US non-farm payrolls are released Friday. Look for a 185,000 increase in jobs in May.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting appeared to reduce the risk of a policy mistake in the US. Inflation is no reason for sleepless nights and there seems little chance that rate-setters will hike more than three times this year.
A big jobs number here might go some way to changing the thinking, although it's unlikely.
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