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Will election elation trigger inflation worry?
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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 November||Results|
|Advance Auto Parts (US)||Q3|
|Ithaca Energy (UK)||Q3|
|Taylor Wimpey (UK)||Q3 sales|
|Tuesday 15 November||Results|
|Agilent Technologies (US)||Q4|
|Enterprise Inns (UK)||Full-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|
|TJX Cos (US)||Q3|
|Wednesday 16 November||Results|
|Avon Rubber (UK)||Full-year|
|British Land (UK)||Half-year|
|Cisco Systems (US)||Q1|
|L Brands (US)||Q3|
|Speedy Hire (UK)||Half-year|
|Thursday 17 November||Results|
|Applied Materials (US)||Q4|
|Atkins WS (UK)||Half-year|
|Best Buy (US)||Q3|
|Dart Group (UK)||Half-year|
|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|
|Shanks Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Walmart Stores (US)||Q3|
|Friday 18 November||Results|
|Abercrombie & Fitch (US)||Q3|
|Foot Locker (US)||Q3|
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