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Will HSBC’s results prove a blessing or a curse?
Monday: Expectations are high that HSBC, which has performed well since the Brexit vote due to its much larger overseas exposure, will follow its peers in reporting a decent performance in its fixed income division. While it’s been one of the outperformers in the sector this year, the slowdown in China hurt profits in the first half.
Will results from Marriott and Caesars entertain investors?
Monday: Marriot Hotels reports earnings for the first time since acquiring rival Starwood, while Caesars Entertainment’s Q3 results are likely to be marred by disputes between private equity groups over its debt restructuring.
Can earnings from MGM & Disney follow the script?
Monday & Thursday: While streaming and internet subscription has up-ended the entertainment industry, Verizon's purchase of HBO-owner Time Warner has set the tone for this week’s media earnings from Walt Disney and MGM.
China exports expected to remain weak
Tuesday: This week we'll get another snapshot of the Chinese economy, and while it remains too early to tell whether a manufacturing rebound is sustainable, October's trade data should provide an indication as to whether China is moving in the right direction.
See why China's economy is expected to stay depressed >
Is UK manufacturing on the up?
Tuesday: The manufacturing sector was a significant underperformer in the most recent UK Q3 GDP numbers. Recent PMI data has pointed to a significant improvement in economic activity and this should start to be reflected in the latest official data, pointing to an improvement in the outlook for the UK economy.
UK retailers continue to expand product range
Tuesday & Wednesday: Two of Britain’s best known retailers, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s, report this week. It’s the tale of a clothes shop that gets its profits from food sales and a supermarket which is focusing more on clothing and other non-grocery sales.
Read an analysis of each company's outlook >
Punch Taverns fights back
Tuesday: The UK’s pub chains have had a tough time recently, but it looks like there’s evidence of a turnaround in the last three months. Punch Taverns appears to be making progress, having sold off its underperforming assets, while its themed pub tie-up with Harry Ramsden’s appears to be reaping benefits.
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Selected UK & US company earnings schedule
|Monday 7 November||Results|
|Align Technology (US)||Q3|
|AMC Entertainment (US)||Q3|
|Caesars Entertainment (US)||Q3|
|Colony Starwood Homes (US)||Q3|
|e2v technologies (UK)||Half-year|
|Hertz Global (US)||Q3|
|Horizon Pharma (US)||Q3|
|Live Nation Entertainment (US)||Q3|
|Marriott International (US)||Q3|
|MGM Resorts International (US)||Q3|
|Oasis Petroleum (US)||Q3|
|ON Semiconductor (US)||Q3|
|Rockwell Automation (US)||Q4|
|Tuesday 8 November||Results|
|Associated British Foods (UK)||Full-year|
|AVEVA Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Imperial Brands (UK)||Full-year|
|Marks & Spencer (UK)||Half-year|
|Punch Taverns (UK)||Full-year|
|Wednesday 9 November||Results|
|Arrow Global (UK)||Q3|
|Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) (UK)||Half-year|
|Shake Shack (US)||Q3|
|Workspace Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Thursday 10 November||Results|
|Auto Trader (UK)||Half-year|
|Dairy Crest (UK)||Half-year|
|Michael Kors (US)||Q2|
|National Grid (UK)||Half-year|
|Ralp Lauren (US)||Q2|
|Walt Disney (US)||Q4|
|Young & Co's Brewery (UK)||Half-year|
|Friday 11 November||Results|
|No major announcements scheduled|
Company announcements are subject to change. All the events listed above were correct at the time of writing.
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