View the top 6 stories to look out for (26-30 September) plus our key company earnings schedule.
In focus: Will OPEC 'Doha' better deal in Algiers?
Michael Hewson looks ahead to the possible impact of this week’s informal OPEC meeting on oil prices.Watch the video now >
Can travel companies beat the holiday blues?
Tuesday & Wednesday: While Thomas Cook (Tue) has been hit by terrorism concerns in its core European markets, TUI (Wed) has managed to cope by rebooking holidays to Italy and Spain.
Nike in final lap to Q1 results
Tuesday: As a multibillion dollar company, Nike doesn't operate on a shoe string. The company has, however, lost some key endorsement battles against Adidas, especially with Kanye West.
Will AG Barr hit the sweet spot with half-year results?
Tuesday: Investor interest in AG Barr cooled following the sugar tax, sending the IRN-BRU owner's shares lower. But demand has been brewing again on news that firms may spread the levy across all products, not just sugary drinks.
Is the AA finally back on the road?
Wednesday: After a massive breakdown, AA shares have started to pick up in recent months, nearing this year's highs as earnings show signs of recovery ahead of half-year results.
Q2 GDP data releases raise UK hopes and US fears
Thursday & Friday: The two economies appear to be heading in opposite directions, and this week's final GDP data may reaffirm that the US (Thu) isn't as resilient as its policymakers think it is, while the UK (Fri) may have held up far better than expectations.
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Selected company earnings (26-30 September)
|Monday 26 September||Results|
|Cal-Maine Foods (US)||Q1|
|SYNNEX Corp (US)||Q3|
|Thor Industries (US)||Q4|
|Vail Resorts (US)||Q4|
|Tuesday 27 September||Results|
|AG Barr (UK)||Half-year|
|Card Factory (UK)||Half-year|
|Circassia Pharmaceuticals (UK)||Half-year|
|Close Brothers Group (UK)||Full-year|
|FactSet Research Systems (US)||Q4|
|Neogen Corp (US)||Q1|
|Landec Corp (US)||Q1|
|Wednesday 28 September||Results|
|Actuant Corp (US)||Q4|
|Clinigen Group (UK)||Full-year|
|IDT Corp (US)||Q4|
|Pier 1 Imports (US)||Q2|
|Smiths Group (UK)||Full-year|
|TUI Travel (UK)||Q4 sales release|
|Worthington Industries (US)||Q1|
|Thursday 29 September||Results|
|CalAmp Corp (US)||Q2|
|ConAgra Foods (US)||Q1|
|Costco Wholesale Corp (US)||Q4|
|Friday 30 September||Results|
|Fox Marble Holdings (UK)||Half-year|
|Range Resources (UK)||Full-year|
|Speedy Hire (UK)||Half-year|
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