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Skills shortage could hit Taylor Wimpey's plans
Monday: Taylor Wimpey's Q3 update is likely to paint a positive picture, despite concerns over housebuilders attracting the skilled workforce needed to build extra housing.

Can easyJet's share price pull out of its nosedive?
Tuesday: Last week's profit-warning from Ryanair could be a forward indicator for this week's quarterly update from easyJet, where the share price has declined 40% in a difficult year for the airline sector.

Will telecomms investors receive a clear signal?
Tuesday: Competition from the discount and quad-play packages of BT and 
Sky is a rising concern for telecom giants Vodafone and TalkTalk, both of which are trying to up the ante on their own offerings.

US retailers report ahead of Black Friday
Tuesday to Thursday: A number of big US retailers update the market this week, giving some insight into the health of the US consumer. Home Depot, TK-Maxx-owner TJX, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Staples are all due report.

Can Royal Mail deliver a positive update?
Thursday: When Royal Maillast reported, shares hit a 52-week high, but they have slipped since Brexit. The UK delivery giant needs to continue making inroads into parcel delivery, and expand its efforts in Europe to offset a declining letter volume.

Was Salesforce right to unfollow Twitter?
Thursday: Touted as a possible buyer of Twitter, Salesforce opted against making the move. Results this week will help determine if that was the right decision.

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Selected UK & US company earnings schedule

Monday 14 NovemberResults
Advance Auto Parts (US)Q3
Ithaca Energy (UK)Q3
TransDigm (US)Q4
Redcentric (UK)Half-year
Taylor Wimpey (UK)Q3 sales
Tuesday 15 November Results
Agilent Technologies (US)Q4
BTG (UK)Half-year
Carclo (UK)Half-year
easyJet (UK)Full-year
Enterprise Inns (UK)Full-year
Firstgroup (US)Half-year
Home Depot (UK)Q3
Intermediate Capital (UK)Half-year
Land Securities (UK)Half-year
McCarthy & Stone (UK)Full-year
McKay Securities (UK)Half-year
Oxford Instruments (UK)Half-year
Premier Foods (UK)Half-year
Renold (UK)Half-year
TalkTalk (UK)Half-year
TJX Cos (US)Q3
Vodafone (UK)Half-year
Wednesday 16 November Results
Avon Rubber (UK)Full-year
British Land (UK)Half-year
Cisco Systems (US)Q1
Fenner (UK)Full-year
ICAP (UK)Half-year
L Brands (US)Q3
Lowe's (US)Q3
NetApp (US)Q2
Speedy Hire (UK)Half-year
Target (US)Q3
Thursday 17 November Results
Applied Materials (US)Q4
Atkins WS (UK)Half-year
Best Buy (US)Q3
Dart Group (UK)Half-year
Gap (US)Q3
Great Portland Estates (UK)Half-year
Helmerich & Payne (US)Q4
Johnson Matthey (UK)Half-year
Majestic Wine (UK)Half-year
NewRiver Retail (UK)Half-year
QinetiQ Group (UK)Half-year
Ross Stores (US)Q3
Royal Mail (UK)Half-year
Salesforce (US)Q3
Shanks Group (UK)Half-year
Staples (US)Q3
Walmart Stores (US)Q3
Friday 18 NovemberResults
Abercrombie & Fitch (US)Q3
Electrocomponents (UK)Half-year
Foot Locker (US)Q3

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

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