Following a week that was heavy in commodities companies and financials updates, this week will see more of a focus on consumer facing companies and food and beverages firms.
Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments has set the price range for its IPO at 280p to 330p per share, implying a market cap of between £2.8 billion and £3.3 billion on admission.
Banking behemoths RBS and Barclays, as well as oil and gas firms BP and Royal Dutch Shell update the market in a busy week for corporate news.
Dividend pay outs to investors in the third quarter were less than those paid in the second quarter for the first time in five years, Capita has revealed.
The hotly anticipated flotation of the global entertainment giant is expected to be announced imminently.
Income has been high on the agenda of UK investors ever since the base rate plummeted to, and was held at, the record low of 0.5 per cent.
Royal Mail shares were down 3 per cent in morning trading on Wednesday as concerns around workers striking mounted.
Just over one quarter of Interactive Investor clients sold their whole allocation of Royal Mail shares on the first day of trading, according to data collected by Money Observer's sister website.
Many investors have been left disappointed by the paltry allocation of Royal Mail shares they received, and in some cases were left with none at all.
Royal Mail (RMG) shares got off to a flying start on Friday morning then settled at around 445p by 9.00am, as investors who applied through a broker were able to start trading them.