The top 6 stories to look out for (14-18 March 2016)

1.    TUE 15 MAR
Another set of strong results for supermarket giant? 
Will Sainsbury's give an update on its takeover talks with Argos owner Home Retail Group when it posts Q4 sales on Tuesday?

2.    TUE 15 MAR
Is Balfour Beatty on shaky ground? 
The last few years have been rough for Balfour Beatty. Will the construction giant post an even bigger loss than last year and its third successive annual deficit on Tuesday? 

3.    TUE 15 MAR
Legal and General full-year results 
UK insurer Legal & General updates the markets on its Solvency II capital position this week, while also reporting on the cost of the recent floods on its insurance business.

4.    WED 16 MAR
All eyes on US dollar ahead of FOMC rate decision
It'll have been three months since the US Fed raised interest rates for the first time in nine years. The dollar will be in focus when the decision is announced on Wednesday. 

5.    THU 17 MAR
Ted Baker in the limelight as it posts full-year results
Fashion retailer Ted Baker updates the market on its full-year numbers and is expected to show an increase in profit and revenue for the fifth successive year.

6.    FRI 18 MAR
More housing woes for Berkeley Group?
With its share price near ten-month lows, there are concerns that we could see further weakness for housebuilder Berkeley Group  in Friday’s Q3 results.

Key company earnings (14-18 March)

Fevertree Drinks (UK) – full-year
Smart Metering Systems (UK) – full-year

Balfour Beatty (UK) – full-year    
Cairn Energy (UK) – full-year    
DSW (US) – Q4    
Hansteen Holdings (UK) – full-year    
Hastings Group Holdings (UK) – full-year    
HD Supply Holdings (US) – Q4    
Inchcape (UK) – full-year    
Legal & General Group (UK) – full-year    
Mears Group (UK) – full-year    
Oracle Corp (US) – Q3    
Range Resources (UK) – half-year    
J Sainsbury (UK) - Q4 sales
SDL (UK) – full-year

Earthport (UK) - half-year
EMIS Group (UK) – full-year    
FedEx (US) – Q3    
Samsonite International SA (US) – full-year    
Skyepharma (UK) – full-year    
Smiths Group (UK) – half-year    
Xaar (UK) – full-year    
Tritax Big Box REIT (UK) – full-year    

Adobe Systems (US) &ndash Q1    
EnQuest (UK) – full-year    
Gulf Keystone Petroleum (UK) – full-year    
Kier Group (UK) – half-year    
OneSavings Bank (UK) – full-year
Premier Farnell (UK) – full-year    
PV Crystalox Solar (UK) – full-year    
Secure Trust Bank (UK) – full-year    
Soco International (UK) – full-year    
Softcat (UK) – half-year     
Spire Healthcare Group (UK) – full-year    
Ted Baker (UK) – full-year 

Berkeley Group (UK) - Q3 sales
M&C Saatchi (UK) – full-year    
Tiffany & Co (US) – Q4    
Wireless Group (UK) - half-year

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

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