Business Diary


THIS WEEK:THE SEANAD will hear statements on Thursday about Nama’s business plan and the select committee on finance will discuss legislation to establish the agency in the Dáil.

Irish and Irish-based multinationals will report results, including Heineken, Tullow Oil, Wyeth and CB Richard Ellis Group.

A number of key indicators are published, including new home sales, mortgage application and consumer sentiment in the US. On this side of the Atlantic, unemployment and economic data and consumer sentiment will see if growth has returned to the euro zone.


Results: Electrolux; Radioshack; Wyeth.

Meeting: McBride agm.

Indicators: House prices (UK); euro zone consumer confidence; Gfk consumer confidence survey (Germany).

Others :Opening address by Angel Gurria, secretary general OECD, at the International Tax Dialogue conference (Beijing).


Results: Akzo Nobel; Bayer; Canon; Coca-Cola; Daimler; DreamWorks; Fortis; Honda; Jones Lang LaSalle; Norsk Hydro; SCA; Mondi; Icon (Q3); BP(Q3); Reckitt Benckiser (Q3).

Meeting: Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life: OECD World Forum on statistics, knowledge and policy (Busan, Korea)

Indicators: EU three-month moving average (Sep); EU money supply (Sep); ECB money supply – private (Sep); US consumer confidence (Oct); Richmond Fed manufacturing index (Oct) (US).

Other: Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan to launch BSB in Ireland (Dublin); Tim Geithner, US Treasury speech (US).


Results: Heineken (Q3); ArcelorMittal; Banco Santander; CB Richard Ellis Group; ConocoPhillips; GlaxoSmithKline; British American Tobacco; Prudential.

Meeting: Veris egm (Dublin).

Indicators: Agricultural price indices (August); European HICP; consumer price index (Germany); US mortgage applications (Oct); US new home sales (Sep).

Other: Launch of financial claims management service (Dublin).


Results: Geberit (Q3); Lufthansa (Q3); Allergan; AstraZeneca; Burger King; Deutsche Bank; ExxonMobil; Ferrovial; Hitachi; McAfee; Motorola; Telenor; Royal Dutch Shell (Q3); Virgin Media (Q3); Renault (Q3); Tullow Oil; Standard Life.

Meeting: ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet speech at ECB conference on monetary economics (Frankfurt, to October 30th); Statements on Nama business plan (Seanad); Select committee on finance and the public service (Dáil); National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009 (Leinster House).

Indicators: Euro zone total housing; EU consumer sentiment, industrial sentiment and economic sentiment (Oct); Bank of England mortgage applications; net lending (UK); German import price index (Sep); US GDP (annualised);


Results: Alcatel-Lucent; Belgacom; Chevron; Mitsubishi; Panasonic; Sanofi-Aventis; Sony; Estée Lauder; Washington Post; WPP.

Indicators; Milk statistics (Sep); international investment position (IIP); Eurostat unemployment rate (Sep); HICP flash estimate (Oct). EU IFO – business climate (Oct). Germany retail sales (Sep).