April 18 - On the agenda for Friday, SAP’s latest results, the BoE’s latest lending report and the latest compact crossovers at the Shanghai car show.
Corporate results stand out -- on relatively quiet Friday agenda. SAP operating profit expected to have risen 16% in the first quarter. The German business software group continues to win market share -- its web based products will be speaking to kind of CEO Jim -- -- -- top of that released tomorrow morning. But if you want to know more about what it's like running SA TD check out Todd day in the life piece on Reuters dot com. Output data due from Anglo American the global miner or so holding it's a GM. Last month it posted a sharp drop in 2012 earnings hit by tumbling and eggs across all its core units. A couple of big he's stateside GE releases Q1 numbers EPS expected to take up from a year ago. A McDonald's sales at its restaurants fell less than expected in February giving investors hope that new CEO Don -- strategy is paying off. Well thank you -- IMF and World Bank spring meetings continuing Washington G-20 finance ministers also meeting on the sidelines. Mike agreement BGC columnist says that unlikely to put the heat on Japan about currency devaluation. I think they'll book that I gonna have to work the G-20 statement extremely carefully didn't go considering how very very proud shell. Market sentiment right now -- but I suspect that this statement will effectively be reach reaction of the -- G-20. I think the one area that hope that the market shouldn't actually be worried about right now who is the Japanese economy. Because if you look at the the recent full -- site from bodies such as they IMF. Japan's one of the few major economies where economic full calls are actually nudging higher. Player in the UK the Bank of England releases its latest reports on lending trends. Speaking of the Bank of England did check out our exclusive interview with incoming government Malkani that's on Reuters dot com on Reuters Insider right now. -- also have a profile piece of the man arcing if he's super talented or just stupid lucky. Finally the Shanghai caution gets underway tomorrow. Compact crossovers now where the markets asked the company's new models from the likes of Mercedes and the British market and G. Well I -- look ahead to Friday I'm Nigel Stephenson says politics.