View the top 6 stories to look out for (5-9 September) plus our key company earnings schedule.
In focus: will eurozone weakness provoke ECB stimulus?
Michael Hewson talks about how the weakening European economy is likely to affect the ECB's upcoming interest rate announcement.
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Will Apple hype offset impact of EU tax bill?
With the iPhone 7 and an improved Apple Watch expected to be unveiled on Wednesday, Apple will look to shift attention from its $14.5bn EU tax bill. Read more >
Have UK house builders weathered the Brexit storm?
Following Brexit, UK house builders slid sharply before concerns about a drop in demand proved unfounded. What will Berkeley Group's Q1 update (Tue) and Barratt Developments' full-year results (Wed) reveal?
Will Wetherspoons toast full-year results?
Minimum wage increases have hit Wetherspoons' profits, despite rising sales revenues. How will the axing of Sunday roasts and increasing breakfast prices affect Friday's full-year results?
UK services PMI data due on Monday
The UK services sector saw economic activity nosedive in the wake of the June Brexit vote. Recent data suggests that this may well have been an overreaction. Will Monday's August services PMI numbers reflect a consumer rebound?
Will China data raise alarm bells again?
The Chinese economy has continued to cause concern throughout the summer. Import and export data has remained weak and this week's August numbers could boost concerns, especially if import data points to weak demand.
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Selected company earnings (5-9 September)
|Monday 5 September||Results|
|Ashmore Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Dechra Pharmaceuticals (UK)||Full-year|
|Tuesday 6 September||Results|
|Berkeley Group (UK)||Q1 update|
|Curtis Banks Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Dave & Buster's Entertainment (US)||Q2|
|Gamma Communications (UK)||Half-year|
|Harworth Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Hydro International (UK)||Half-year|
|Johnson Service Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Mucklow A & J Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Wednesday 7 September||Results|
|Ashtead Group (UK)||Q1|
|Barratt Developments (UK)||Full-year|
|Hargreaves Lansdown (UK)||Full-year|
|HD Supply Holdings (US)||Q2|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise (US)||Q3|
|Joules Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Servelec Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Tailored Brands (US)||Q2 2017|
|Zegona Communications (UK)||Half-year|
|Thursday 8 September||Results|
|Barnes & Noble (US)||Q1|
|Mattioli Woods (UK)||Full-year|
|Tailored Brands (US)||Q2 2016|
|Friday 9 September||Results|
|Greene King (UK)||Q1 update|
|J D Wetherspoon (UK)||Full-year|
|The Kroger Co (US)||Q2|
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