View the top 6 stories to look out for (12-16 September) plus our key company earnings schedule.
In focus: Is September really the worst month for stock markets?
Jasper Lawler talks about how September is the only month that has produced an average loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since it was created in the late 1890s.
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China data back in focus
Having just hosted the G20 summit, the spotlight returns to China’s retail sales and industrial production numbers (Tue).
Will global inflation heap more pressure on central banks?
Reports on US, EU and UK inflation this week are expected to do little to push central banks into tightening monetary policy any time soon.
Bank of England, UK unemployment and retail sales
Some of the first 'hard' economic data for July will be important for the Bank of England as it decides on interest rates on Thursday.
Morrisons expands its horizons
Upping its ante in online shopping by partnering with Amazon and expanding its relationship with Ocado could help Morrisons’ earnings on Thursday.
Next in line as retailer reports earnings on Thursday
Next shares are back to their highest levels since March, when chairman Lord Wolfson said 2016 would be like 'walking up the down escalator'.
What does the future hold for Oracle?
Fresh off its $9.3bn acquisition of cloud software company Netsuite, Oracle reports earnings (Fri) as shares sit just below 52-week highs at $41.
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Selected company earnings (12-16 September)
|Monday 12 September||Results|
|Central Asia Metals (UK)||Half-year|
|HgCapital Trust (UK)||Half-year|
|Manchester United (UK)||Q4|
|MP Evans Group (UK)||Half-year|
|United Natural Foods (US)||Q4|
|Tuesday 13 September||Results|
|Hilton Food Group (UK)||Half-year|
|JD Sports Fashion (UK)||Half-year|
|TP Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Wednesday 14 September||Results|
|Advanced Medical Solutions Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Cambian Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Dunelm Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Empiric Student Property (UK)||Full-year|
|Galliford Try (UK)||Full-year|
|Thursday 15 September||Results|
|Booker Group (UK)||Half-year|
|JRP Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Ophir Energy (UK)||Half-year|
|Premier Farnell (UK)||Half-year|
|Wm Morrison Supermarkets||Half-year|
|Friday 16 September||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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