View the top 7 stories to look out for (3-7 October) plus key company earnings schedule.

In focus: Will non-farms support the Fed's decision?

Join Michael Hewson and Colin Cieszysnki as they cover the most important data release of the month – US non-farm payrolls. Watch the video now >

Will UK PMI data give sterling a boost?
Monday & Friday: Manufacturing, construction and services PMI data will provide valuable insight on how the UK economy has coped with June's Brexit vote.

Turbulence ahead for Delta & easyJet
Tuesday & Thursday: Monarch Airlines' recent troubles could suggest woes for budget carriers as demand for flights to Europe and Turkey wane on terrorism fears. How will Delta and easyJet fare?

All eyes on US vice-president candidate debate
Tuesday: This warm-up to the second presidential candidate debate on 9 October will show US voters if the VP candidates are any more credible than their senior counterparts.

Is Tesco losing the supermarket war?
Wednesday: Could Tesco fall short ahead of half-year results as Sainsbury'sreports another quarter of falling sales and Aldi threatens to take more market share with a £300m store revamp?

Markets hungry for more as Yum Brands posts Q3 results
Wednesday: With the spin-off of its scandal-ridden Chinese subsidiary almost complete, KFC owner Yum Brands' shares are nearing 52-week highs as investors welcome the resulting dividend hike.

IMF and World Bank annual meetings
Friday: Market participants will be on the lookout for significant headlines as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank prepare to hold their annual meetings this week.

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Selected company earnings (3-7 October)

Monday 3 OctoberResults
James Halstead (UK)Full-year
Tuesday 4 OctoberResults
Darden Restaurants (US)Q1
Delta (US)September sales release
Micron Technology (US)Q4
St Ives (UK)Full-year
Wednesday 5 OctoberResults
Acuity Brands (US)Q4
Constellation Brands (US)Q2
Global Payments (US)Q1
Monsanto (US)Q4
RPM International (US)Q1
Tesco (UK)Half-year
Yum! Brands (US)Q3
Thursday 6 October Results
DFS Furniture (UK)Full-year
easyJet (UK)Q4 sales release
Friday 7 October Results
No major companies scheduled to report 

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

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