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Will UK bookies turn up trumps?
Ahead of earnings from bookies William Hill and Ladbrokes this week, Jasper Lawler analyses the increasingly tough outlook for the UK gaming industry.
Will the banks get a break?
RBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered report earnings this week. Plans to charge business customers negative interest rates show how tough the low-rate environment has become for bank profits.
US automakers go head-to-head
The US auto industry reports earnings this week with Ford, GM and Tesla all on the docket. Tesla is under pressure to deliver after the fatal accident of one its customers while using their autopilot mode.
Is LinkedIn going places?
It will be Microsoft investors who have the most to win or lose when LinkedIn reports its Q2 earnings on Thursday, after the company was bought by Bill Gates’ tech behemoth for $26bn.
US health insurers under scrutiny
Earnings from US health insurance giants Aetna and Humana will be scrutinised this week for any effect on their planned merger, which has been criticised by the US Justice Department.
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Selected company earnings (1-5 August)
|Monday 1 August||Results|
|AMC Entertainment Holdings (US)||Q2|
|Diamond Offshore Drilling (US)||Q2|
|Fidessa Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Frontier Communications (US)||Q2|
|Intertek Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Keller Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Macquarie Infrastructure (US)||Q2|
|Trinity Mirror (UK)||Half-year|
|Ultra Electronics Holdings (UK)||Half-year|
|Vulcan Materials (US)||Q2|
|Tuesday 2 August||Results|
|4imprint Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Avis Budget Group (US)||Q2|
|Avon Products (US)||Q2|
|BBA Aviation (UK)||Half-year|
|Caesars Entertainment (US)||Q2|
|Clipper Logistics (UK)||Full-year|
|Cobalt International Energy (US)||Q2|
|Direct Line Insurance (UK)||Half-year|
|Ford Motors (US)||Sales update|
|General Motors (US)||Sales update|
|InterContinental Hotels (UK)||Half-year|
|LSL Property Services (UK)||Half-year|
|Molson Coors Brewing (US)||Q2|
|Morgan Sindall Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Procter & Gamble (US)||Q4|
|Royal Caribbean Cruises (US)||Q2|
|Seagate Technology (US)||Q4|
|Spirent Communications (UK)||Half-year|
|Tableau Software (US)||Q2|
|Travis Perkins (UK)||Half-year|
|Tullett Prebon (UK)||Half-year|
|Wednesday 3 August||Results|
|3D Systems (US)||Q2|
|Gulfport Energy (US)||Q2|
|Intercontinental Exchange (US)||Q2|
|Marathon Oil (US)||Q2|
|Novae Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Oasis Petroleum (US)||Q2|
|Office Depot (US)||Q2|
|Prudential Financial (US)||Q2|
|Rio Tinto (UK)||Half-year|
|Soco International (UK)||Half-year|
|Standard Chartered (UK)||Half-year|
|Tesla Motors (US)||Q2|
|Time Warner (US)||Q2|
|Twenty-First Century Fox (US)||Q4|
|Western Union (US)||Q2|
|Thursday 4 August||Results|
|Becton Dickinson (US)||Q3|
|Chesapeake Energy (US)||Q2|
|Duke Energy (US)||Q2|
|Hill & Smith Holdings (UK)||Half-year|
|Johnston Press (UK)||Half-year|
|Kraft Heinz (US)||Q2|
|London Stock Exchange Group (UK)||Half-year|
|MGM Resorts International (US)||Q2|
|Mohawk Industries (US)||Q2|
|Motorola Solutions (US)||Q2|
|Priceline Group (US)||Q2|
|RPS Group (UK)||Half-year|
|RSA Insurance (UK)||Half-year|
|SeaWorld Entertainment (US)||Q2|
|Serco Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Starwood Property Trust (US)||Q2|
|Super Micro Computer (US)||Q4|
|Vitec Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Friday 5 August||Results|
|esure Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate (UK)||Half-year|
|Liberty Interactive Corp QVC Group (US)||Q2|
|Royal Bank of Scotland Group (UK)||Q2|
|William Hill (UK)||Half-year|
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