Waiting for a new energy strategy, Entain bookmaker updates and property prices to continue to rise

Nuclear, renewables and even an overnight North Sea revival will be in the energy plans to be unveiled tomorrow

Energy will make headlines tomorrow with the government finally unveiling its new strategy to keep the lights on without using Russian oil or gas.

There are other things to watch, including the latest Halifax house price index, which saw inflation nearly 11% year-over-year in February. Whether higher interest rates had an impact will be something to note.

On the business side, Entain PLC (LSE:ENT)the owner of Ladbrokes, Coral, Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo is tipped for 15% revenue growth across the group in 2022 and £1bn in underlying profits and guidance towards what the markets want tomorrow .

Robert Walter will be interesting to watch, with its trade update closely scrutinized for any signs that the post-lockdown jobs boom is fading.

The scout recently announced his highest ever profit, which quadrupled to £50million in 2021.

Permanent staff are where demand is greatest, the recruitment agency said, with working from home having no noticeable effect on soaring recruitment levels.

Thursday, April 7

Finals: Attraqt Group PLC (LSE: ATQT)

Interims: Tracsis API (AIM:TRCS)

Commercial announcements: Parity Group PLC (AIM:PTY), Entain PLC (LSE:ENT), Topps Tiles PLC (LSE:TPT), Robert Walters PLC (LSE:RWA)

AGM: AFC Energy PLC (AIM:AFC, OTC:AFGYF, ETR:QC8), Law Debenture Corporation (LSE:LWDB) PLC, Polar Capital Global Financials Trust PLC, RM Plc (LSE:RM.)

Economic data : Continuing Claims (US), Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims (US), Consumer Credit (US), Halifax House Price Index (UK)

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