View the top 6 stories to look out for (12-16 September) plus our key company earnings schedule.

In focus: will September give the Dow a tough time?

Jasper Lawler talks about how September is the only month that has produced an average loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since it was created in the late 1890s.
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China data back in focus
Having just hosted the G20 summit, the spotlight returns to China’s retail sales and industrial production numbers (Tue).

Will global inflation heap more pressure on central banks?
Reports on US, EU and UK inflation this week are expected to do little to push central banks into tightening monetary policy any time soon.

Bank of England, UK unemployment and retail sales
Some of the first 'hard' economic data for July will be important for the Bank of England as it decides on interest rates on Thursday.

Morrisons expands its horizons
Upping its ante in online shopping by partnering with Amazon and expanding its relationship with Ocado could help Morrisons’ earnings on Thursday.

Next in line as retailer reports earnings on Thursday
Next shares are back to their highest levels since March, when chairman Lord Wolfson said 2016 would be like 'walking up the down escalator'.

What does the future hold for Oracle?
Fresh off its $9.3bn acquisition of cloud software company Netsuite, Oracle reports earnings (Fri) as shares sit just below 52-week highs at $41.

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Selected company earnings (12-16 September)

Monday 12 SeptemberResults
Abcam (UK)Full-year
Central Asia Metals (UK)Half-year
HgCapital Trust (UK)Half-year
Manchester United (UK)Q4
MP Evans Group (UK)Half-year
United Natural Foods (US)Q4
Tuesday 13 SeptemberResults
Alere (US)Q2
Hilton Food Group (UK)Half-year
IQE (UK)Half-year
JD Sports Fashion (UK)Half-year
TP Group (UK)Half-year
Wednesday 14 SeptemberResults
Advanced Medical Solutions Group (UK)Half-year
Cambian Group (UK)Half-year
Dunelm Group (UK)Full-year
Empiric Student Property (UK)Full-year
Galliford Try (UK)Full-year
Thursday 15 SeptemberResults
Booker Group (UK)Half-year
JRP Group (UK)Full-year
Next (UK)Half-year
Ophir Energy (UK)Half-year
Premier Farnell (UK)Half-year
Ricardo (UK)Full-year
Wm Morrison SupermarketsHalf-year
Friday 16 September Results
No major companies scheduled to report 

Company announcements are subject to change. All the events listed above were correct at the time of writing.

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