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12 March 2012

Business lookahead: w/c 12 March

Scottish retail sales figures, Nokia de-lists and the iPad arrives.

By New Statesman


  • Federation of small businesses releases its latest voice of small business index: information on regional businesses by sector.
  • BDO reveals the biggest monthly increase in business optimism since December 2009.



  • G4S: full year preliminary results from the international security solutions group.
  • Prudential releases full year results. Reports have suggested the retail financial services group was considering moving its headquarters from London to Asia.
  • Deloitte launches its annual State of the Media Democracy survey.
  • The US Industry Coalition, the association of high-technology businesses and research institutions, holds its annual meeting in Washington.
  • DCLG House Price Index.



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  • Scottish retail sales figures.
  • Legal & General: full year preliminary results for the investment and insurance services group.
  • Business in the Community publishes the results of its annual corporate responsibility index.



  • The publisher Trinity Mirror releases its full year preliminary results.
  • Home Retail Group’s end of year trading statement will provide a health check on Argos.
  • The British Chambers of Commerce holds its annual conference in London. Speakers include Vince Cable, UK business secretary, and Ed Balls, shadow chancellor.



  • New Apple iPad goes on sale in Britain and America.
  • Nokia’s final day of trading Frankfurt Stock Exchange before de-listing.