View the week's key company earnings schedule and important stories to watch (17-24 April 2016).

US earnings season – tech giants report  
Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix and Yahoo release results this week, giving us a chance to see how these highly-valued, big-name tech companies performed in Q1. Read the full story

5 other stories to look out for this week

1. SUN 17 APR
OPEC & Russia to meet in Doha
Will this weekend's meeting result in an agreement that could mean the beginning of the end of the global oil supply glut?

2. MON 18 APR
Has the fizz gone out of the drinks market?​
Can PepsiCo outperform its bitter rival Coca-Cola, which also publishes Q1 results this week (Wed)?

3. THU 21 APR
Will Sky reach their limit?
Sky are banking on the new Sky Q service keeping them ahead of their rivals. Thursday's Q3 results will reveal how successful it's been. 

4. FRI 22 APR
European car manufacturers go head to head​
While Volvo and Daimler talk up the future of electric and self-driving models, it's low financing rates and fuel costs that could deliver a bumper quarter for both companies.

5. FRI 22 APR
Bottoms up for Heineken
Heineken recently posted its best full-year results since the financial crisis. Will Friday' s Q1 results give th company another reason to celebrate?

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Selected company earnings (18-24 April)

Monday 18 AprilResults
Hasbro (US)Q1
Morgan Stanley (US)Q1
Netflix (US)Q1
PepsiCo (US)Q1
WW Grainger (US)Q1
Tuesday 19 AprilResults
ARM Holdings (UK)Q1
Associated British Foods (UK)Half-year
Connect Group (UK)Half-year
Goldman Sachs (US)Q1
Harley-Davidson (US)Q1
Intel (US)Q1
Johnson & Johnson (US)Q1
Philip Morris International (US)Q1
Saga (UK)Q1
Utilitywise (UK)Q1
Yahoo (US)Q1
Wednesday 20 AprilResults
American Express (US)Q1
Citrix Systems (US)Q1
Coca-Cola (US)Q1
Fortune Brands Home & Security (US)Q1
Mattel (US)Q1
N Brown Group (UK)Full-year
Newmont Mining (US)Q1
Punch Taverns (UK)Half-year
Stryker (US)Q1
US Bancorp (US)Q1
Yum Brands (US)Q1
Thursday 21 April Results
Acacia Mining (UK)Q1
Alphabet (Google) (US)Q1
Amazon (US)Q1
Bank of New York (US)Q1
Fifth Third Bancorp (US)Q1
General Motors (US)Q1
Microsoft (US)Q3
Sky (UK)Q3
Southwest Airlines (US)Q1
Southwestern Energy (US)Q1
Stanley Black & Decker (US)Q1
Starbucks (US)Q2
Under Armour (US)Q1
Union Pacific (US)Q1
Verizon (US)Q1
Visa (US)Q2
Friday 22 AprilResults
American Airlines (US)Q1
Caterpillar (US)Q1
Daimler (DE)Q1
General Electric (US)Q1
Heineken (NL)Q1
Honeywell (US)Q1
Kimberly-Clark (US)Q1
McDonald's (US)Q1
SunTrust Banks (US) Q1
Volvo (SE)Q1

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

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