Companies reporting and economics diary for the week ahead

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TODAY - Economics: EU/GfK consumer confidence (Feb); CBI pay data bank survey (Jan). Finals: HSBC; BGR; Zotefoams; Ulster TV; Ultra Electronics.

TUESDAY - Economics: Global trade (Dec); Non-EU trade (Jan); Q4 GDP (revised); Bank of England Governor Eddie George and other Monetary Policy Committee members give evidence to Treasury Select Committee on February inflation report. Finals: Admiral; Associated British Ports; Lex Service; BG; National Westminster; Unilever; Wimpey; Access Plus; Capital Industries; Capital&Regional Props; Irish Permanent; Lorien; Oxford Asymmetry; Shires Smaller Cos; Stadium Group. Interims: Beazer; City Tech Hldgs; ICM Computer. Parliament: Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill, 2nd reading.

WEDNESDAY- Finals: Avis Europe; Cadbury Schweppes; Centrica CGU; Orange; Prudential; Standard Chartered; Bradford & Bingley; Conister; Diagonal; Easynet; Microgen Holdings; Quantica; Vardon; Wickes. Interims: Logica. Parliament: Treasury officials give evidence to Social Security Committee on taxing child benefit.

THURSDAY - Economics: British Bankers' Association analysis of mortgage lending; CBI monthly trends survey (Feb). Finals: British Aerospace; Colt Telecom; Hanson; Lasmo; Legal & General; Orange; Provident Financial; Rio Tinto; Smith & Nephew; United Assurance; Card Clear; KBC Advanced Technology; Quadrant Healthcare. Interims: Green Property; Isotron; Linx Printing Technology; Mucklow (A&J); Quayle Munro; Sinclair (WM). Other meetings: Liffe extraordinary general meeting to approve share restructuring proposals.

FRIDAY - Economics: Government debt under Maastricht. Finals: Itnet; Alliance and Leicester. Interims: Go Ahead.