View the week's key company earnings schedule and important stories to watch. (11-17 April 2016)

Will Tesco's full-year earnings deliver the goods?  
Tesco shares have jumped 25% from the beginning of the year. The company's earnings – out on Wednesday – will test the idea that the worst of the price war is behind them after strong Christmas sales. Read more


5 other stories to look out for this week

1. TUE 12 APR
Will the recent rebound in oil prices and sterling weakness contribute to another tick higher in UK headline inflation, and how will this affect Thursday's BoE rate decision?

2. WED 13 APR
Will lower rates eat into US banks' profitability?
JP Morgan (Wed), Bank of America and Wells Fargo (Thu) all report their trading updates this week after a very volatile Q1. These figures could set the tone for the rest of the year. 

3. THU 14 APR
Unilever half-year earnings
Unilever's trading update on Thursday could bolster the gains made this year, or the share price could be due a correction – what's your position?

4. THU 14 APR
Are Burberry shares all the rage? 
Takeover rumours have helped Burberry shares gain 20% from the lows in January. Earnings this week will help confirm any chance of a sales revival.

5. FRI 8 APR
Chinese growth, trade (Wed), industrial production & retail sales
Since hitting a crest in January, Chinese growth concerns have waned. Nonetheless GDP, trade balance, industrial production and retail sales are all forecast to decline.


Key company earnings (11-15 April)

Alcoa (US) – Q1
Central Asia Metals (UK) – full-year
CSX (US) – Q1
Fastenal (US) – Q1
Layne Christensen (US) – Q4
MP Evans (UK) – full-year 
Nanoco Group (UK) – full-year
Perry Ellis International (US) – Q4

Commerce Bancshares (US) – Q1
JD Sports (UK) – full-year
JPMorgan Chase (US) – Q1
Pier 1 Imports (US) – Q4
Tesco (UK) – full-year
Titan Machinery (US) – Q4

Avocet Mining (UK) – half-year
Bank of America (US) – Q1
BlackRock (US) – Q1
Burberry (UK) – Q4  
Debenhams (UK) – half-year
First Republic Bank (US) – Q1
PNC Financial Services (US) – Q1
Progressive Insurance (US) – Q1
Wells Fargo (US) – Q1
WH Smith (UK) – half-year
Unilever (UK) – half-year

Charles Schwab (US) – Q1
Citigroup (US) – Q1
Regions Financial (US) – Q1
Xura (US) – Q4


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

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