Companies reporting and economics diary for the week ahead

TODAY - Interims: Bell Group, Benchmark Group, Parkwood Holdings, Peptide Therapeutics, T&S Stores, Unite Group. Final: Community Hosp, Manganese, Newscom. Economics: Provisional M4, bank and building society lending (Aug), final M0 (Aug) Debt Management Office to announce size of 28 September auction.

TUESDAY - Interims: Amey, Britax, Miller Fisher, Rugby Group, Soco Int'l, Tesco. Final: African Gold, Allied London Props, Frogmore Estates, Ring. Economics: Bank of England gold auction.

WEDNESDAY - Interims: All'ce Unichem, Axis Shield, Brake Bros, Matthews, Quality Software, St James Place. Final: Barratt Develpt, Belgo, Kier Group, McBride. Economics: GDP (Q2 final), balance of payments (Q2), minutes of MPC meeting. John Vickers, MPC member, to give speech.

THURSDAY - Interims: Clinton Cards, Cox Insurance, eXchange Holdings, Gyrus, Hewden Stewart, Premier Oil. Plus Bass trading statement. Final: Amstrad, IAWS Group. Economics: UK trade - world (Jul) and non-EU (Aug), CBI industrial trends survey.

FRIDAY - Interims: Bioglan Pharma, British Borneo.