View the top stories to watch (11-15 July) and our key company earnings schedule.

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BoE to measure twice, cut once?

On Thursday, the Bank of England is expected to lower interest rates from 0.5% to 0.25% in an attempt to cushion the effects of the economic turmoil wreaked by the recent vote to leave the EU.

While it wouldn't be a surprise to see rates come down, it may not be the done deal markets think it is. The cost of credit has already fallen sharply, which means the Bank may wait to get a clearer picture when it publishes its latest quarterly inflation report.

If the Bank does hold rates, we could see a sharp short-term sterling rally and a focus on its next meeting in August.

Selected company earnings (11-15 July)

Monday 11 JulyResults
Alcoa (US)Q2
Bank of the Ozarks (US)Q2
SThree (UK)Half-year
Tuesday 12 JulyResults
Fastenal (US)Q2
Wednesday 13 JulyResults
Yum! Brands (US)Q2
Thursday 14 JulyResults
BlackRock (US)Q2
ClubCorp (US)Q2
Dart Group (UK)Full-year
First Republic Bank (US)Q2
JPMorgan Chase (US)Q2
Micro Focus (UK)Full-year
SuperGroup (UK)Full-year
Friday 15 JulyResults
Citigroup (US)Q2
PNC Financial Services (US)Q2
US Bancorp (US)Q2
Wells Fargo (US)Q2

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

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