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Who got custody of the profits in HP's divorce?
Tuesday: Both halves of the former Hewlett Packard report earnings. Internet stocks like Hewlett Packard Enterprise have been shunned since Donald Trump's election but the old guard, like HP, have held up well in expectation of a rise in government spending.

Hammond unveils first UK Autumn Statement since Brexit
Wednesday: New UK chancellor Philip Hammond will set out the government’s revised plans in light of the summer vote to leave the EU. The main focus is likely to be on how far he will go with a fiscal stimulus plan to boost infrastructure investment on road, rail and air travel.

Is the Fed on course to raise US interest rates?
Wednesday: The Federal Reserve minutes will provide an insight into the deliberations of officials with respect to the recent decision to keep interest rates on hold, and on whether or not there’s a growing consensus to raise rates next month.

How is Thomas Cook faring in a tough travel environment?
WednesdayThomas Cook’s share price has turned sharply lower this year, with the travel sector hit by terrorist attacks, air traffic control strikes and a weaker pound. Will this week’s trading update provide a welcome respite or be the precursor to further difficulties?

Will we see retail riots on Black Friday this year?
Friday: The pre-Christmas sales bash is increasingly turning into an online affair on both sides of the pond. Big ticket retailers including Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon will want to boost sales before inflationary pressure builds to raise prices.

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Selected UK & US company earnings schedule

Monday 21 November Results
Brocade Communications (US) Q4
Diploma (UK) Full-year
Mitie (UK) Half-year
Palo Alto Networks (US) Q4
Tyson Foods (US) Q4
Tuesday 22 November Results
Analog Devices (US) Q4
AO World (UK) Half-year
Assura (UK) Half-year
Babcock International (UK) Half-year
Big Yellow (UK) Half-year
Campbell Soup (US) Q1
Compass (UK) Full-year
CYBG (UK) Full-year
De La Rue (UK) Half-year
GameStop (US) Q3
Halma (UK) Half-year
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (US) Q4
Homeserve (UK) Half-year
Hormel Foods (US) Q4
HP (US) Q4
Mitchells & Butlers (UK) Full-year
Patterson Cos (US) Q2
Scapa (UK) Half-year
Sepura (UK) Half-year
Severfield (UK) Half-year
Signet Jewlers (US) Q3
Telecom Plus (UK) Half-year
Wednesday 23 November  Results
CMC Markerts (UK) Half-year
Deere & Co (US) Q4
Paragon (UK) Full-year
Thomas Cook (UK) Full-year
United Utilities (UK) Half-year
Vectura (UK) Half-year
Thursday 24 November  Results
Caledonia Investments (UK) Half-year
Euromoney Institutional Investor (UK) Full-year
Helical (UK) Half-year
Marston's (UK) Full-year
Mothercare (UK) Half-year
PayPoint (UK) Half-year
Pets at Home Group (UK) Half-year
Severn Trent (UK) Half-year
Friday 25 November  Results
Pennon Group (UK) Half-year

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

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