View our top six market events to look out for this week (24-28 April), plus our key company earnings schedule.

All eyes on euro ahead of France vote and ECB rate meeting

Michael looks at the key levels on the euro ahead of the weekend's French vote and the ECB rate meeting. He also looks at the potential for further sterling gains in the aftermath of the announcement of another UK election.

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Rinse and retweet for Twitter Q1 results? 
Wednesday: Social media trailblazer Twitter continues to underwhelm due to poor user growth and an inability to monetise its user base – despite a boost caused by Trump's extensive Twitter use. Will this week’s Q1 trading update point to a turnaround or will it be the same old story? 

Bank of Japan rate decision out 
Thursday: The Bank of Japan isn’t expected to alter its current monetary policy stance, although it will be concerned with the recent strength of the Japanese yen at a time when the Japanese economy appears to be showing some signs of rising prices.

Will UK banks follow US banks' lead?
Thursday-Friday: At its last trading update, RBS (Fri) said it wouldn’t return to profit until 2018, so expectations around this week’s Q1 update are low. On the other hand,  Lloyds (Thu) and Barclays (Fri) posted fairly positive results. What will this week's updates reveal, following positive US bank earnings last week?

How has the US economy performed in Q1?  
Friday: US Q1 GDP is expected to show that the US economy slowed at the start of the year, despite a buoyant labour market. This tends to be seasonal, but softer inflation is prompting some doubt as to how this might affect the upcoming rate path cycle.  

Can Exxon Mobil strike oil? 
Friday: Despite a steady performance from oil prices this year, Exxon Mobil's share price has been anything but steady. The impairment charge in January also hit full-year profits hard, so this week’s Q1 update needs to beat expectations to pull the share price off its one-year lows.

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Index dividend schedule

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Selected UK & US company earnings schedule

Monday 24 AprilResults
Alcoa (US)Q1
Crown Castle International (US)Q1
Express Scripts Holding (US)Q1
Halliburton (US)Q1
Newmont Mining (US)Q1
NuStar Energy (US)Q1
Range Resources (US)Q1
Swift Transportation (US)Q1
US Silica Holdings (US)Q1
Whirlpool (US)Q1
Tuesday 25 AprilResults
3M (US)Q1 
Acadia Healthcare (US)Q1  
AK Steel Holding (US)Q1  
AT&T (US)Q1  
AutoNation (US)Q1 
Baker Hughes (US)Q1  
Biogen (US)Q1  
Capital One Financial (US)Q1  
Caterpillar (US)Q1 
Chipotle Mexican Grill (US)Q1  
CIT Group (US)Q1  
Coca-Cola (US)Q1  
Corning (US)Q1 
Edwards Lifesciences (US)Q1  
Eli Lilly (US)Q1  
Illumina (US)Q1  
JetBlue Airways (US)Q1  
Lockheed Martin (US)Q1  
McDonald's (US)Q1 
Nielsen Holdings (US)Q1  
Polaris Industries (US)Q1  
Rite Aid (US)Q4
T Rowe Price Group (US)Q1  
Texas Instruments (US)Q1  
Valero Energy (US)Q1 
Wednesday 26 AprilResults
Alaska Air (US)Q1 
Amgen (US)Q1 
Boeing (US)Q1 
Equinix (US)Q1 
Fiat Chrysler (UK)Q1
General Dynamics (US)Q1 
GlaxoSmithKline (UK)Q1
Huntsman (US)Q1 
Knight Transportation (US)Q1 
O'Reilly Automotive (US)Q1 
PayPal Holdings (US)Q1 
PepsiCo (US)Q1 
Procter & Gamble (US)Q3 
Rockwell Automation (US)Q2 
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Q1 
Seagate Technology (US)Q3 
TechnipFMC (UK)Q1
Six Flags Entertainment (US)Q1 
State Street (US)Q1 
Tractor Supply (US)Q1 
Twitter (US)Q1 
United Technologies (US)Q1 
Whiting Petroleum (US)Q1 
Xilinx (US)Q4 
Thursday 27 AprilResults
Acorda Therapeutics (US)Q1 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (US)Q1  
Allied Minds (UK)Full-year
Ally Financial (US)Q1  
Alphabet (US)Q1 (US)Q1  
American Airlines(US)Q1  
American Tower (US)Q1  
AstraZeneca (UK)Q1
Boston Scientific (US)Q1  
Bristol-Myers Squibb (US)Q1  
CME Group (US)Q1  
Comcast (US)Q1  
Cypress Semiconductor (US)Q1  
Domino's Pizza (US)Q1  
Dow Chemical (US)Q1  
Ensco (UK)Q1
Exact Sciences (US)Q1  
Expedia (US)Q1  
Ford Motor (US)Q1  
GoPro (US)Q1  
GrubHub (US)Q1  
Intel Corp (US)Q1  
Johnson Controls International (US)Q2  
Lloyds (UK)Q1
Marathon Petroleum (US)Q1 
MGM Resorts (US)Q1  
Microsoft (US)Q3  
Praxair (US)Q1  
Simon Property Group (US)Q1  
Sirius XM Holdings (US)Q1  
Skyworks Solutions (US)Q2  
Southwest Airlines (US)Q1  
Starbucks (US)Q2  
Subsea 7 (UK)Q1
Under Armour (US)Q1  
Union Pacific (US)Q1  
United Parcel Service (US)Q1  
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (US)Q1  
Western Digital (US)Q3 
Friday 28 AprilResults
Apollo Global Management (US)Q1
Barclays (UK) Q1
Cabot Oil & Gas (US)Q1
Chevron (US)Q1
Colgate-Palmolive (US)Q1
Exxon Mobil (US)Q1
Franklin Resources (US)Q2
General Motors (US)Q1
Goodyear Tire & Rubber (US)Q1
Phillips 66 (US)Q1
Southwestern Energy (US)Q1
Synchrony Financial (US)Q1
VF Corp (US)Q1
Weyerhaeuser (US)Q1

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

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