View the top 7 stories to watch (25-29 July) and our key company earnings schedule.

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Is the property sector recovering from Brexit?

Earnings from property portal Rightmove, London estate agent Foxtons and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey could reveal whether the recent post-Brexit exodus of capital from property funds will continue.

Will US tech giants make a comeback in Q2?

Tech giants Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and Google-owner Alphabet report Q2 earnings this week. While they haven't led the rebound in stock markets, Q2 earnings season could be a turning point.

Is oil on the up?

Earnings from oil majors BP, Exxon and Chevron are likely to be down year-over-year, but the rebound in oil prices to $50 per barrel could translate to improvements later in 2016.

How is tourism being affected by terrorism?

The latest earnings from hotels and airlines including Hilton and British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) could reveal whether the sell-off after recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the failed coup in Turkey was justified.

Why UK banks are in the red

The threat of negative interest rates has sent investors scurrying to get out of banking stocks like Barclays and Lloyds (who both report this week). Will the BoE create a better environment for banks?

Will we see healthy pharmaceuticals earnings?

Q2 earnings from the likes of GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Smith & Nephew could pave the way for the next round of mergers in the pharmaceuticals arena, following a cautious 2016 thus far.

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Selected company earnings (25-29 July)

Monday 25 July Results
Hammerson (UK) Half-year
Kimberly-Clark Corp (US) Q2
Sprint Corp (US) Q1
Texas Instruments (US) Q2
Tungsten Corp (UK) Full-year
Tuesday 26 July Results
3M Co (US) Q2
Akamai Technologies (US) Q2
Apple (US) Q3
B/E Aerospace (US) Q2
BP (UK) Half-year
Capital & Counties Properties (UK) Half-year
Caterpillar (US) Q2
Citrix Systems (US) Q2
Croda (UK) Half-year
Drax Group (UK) Half-year
Fevertree Drinks (UK) Half-year
Games Workshop Group (UK) Full-year
GKN (UK) Half-year
Jardine Lloyd (UK) Half-year
Juniper Networks (US) Q2
Man Group (UK) Half-year
Match Group (US) Q2
McDonald's (US) Q2
Provident Financial (UK) Half-year
PZ Cussons (UK) Full-year
Segro (UK) Half-year
T Rowe Price (US) Q2
Twitter (US) Q2
Tyman (UK) Half-year
Under Armour (US) Q2
Unite (UK) Half-year
United Technologies Corp (US) Q2
Verizon Communications (US) Q2
Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Half-year
Wednesday 27 July Results
ARM Holdings (UK) Half-year
Boeing (US) Q2
Capita (UK) Half-year
Cirrus Logic (US) Q1
Coca-Cola (US) Q2
Dignity (UK) Half-year
Equifax (US) Q2
Facebook (US) Q2
FDM Group Holdings (UK) Half-year
GlaxoSmithKline (UK) Half-year
Goodyear Tire & Rubber (US) Q2
Hilton Worldwide (US) Q2
ITV (UK) Half-year
Jupiter Fund Management (UK) Half-year
Lancashire Holdings (UK) Half-year
Marriott International (US) Q2
McColl's Retail Group (UK) Half-year
Metro Bank (UK) Half-year
Morgan Advanced Materials (UK) Half-year
Primary Health Properties (UK) Half-year
Rathbone Brothers (UK) Half-year
Renishaw (UK) Full-year
Rightmove (UK) Half-year
Rockwell Automation (US) Q3
Shawbrook Group (UK) Half-year
Staffline Group (UK) Half-year
St Jame's Place (UK) Half-year
Taylor Wimpey (UK) Half-year
Tullow Oil (UK) Half-year
Whole Foods Market (US) Q3
Thursday 28 July Results
Alphabet (US) Q2
Amazon (US) Q2
Anglo American (UK) Half-year
AstraZeneca (UK) Half-year
BAE Systems (UK) Half-year
Bodycote (UK) Half-year
British American Tobacco (UK) Half-year
BT Group (UK) Q1
CBS (US) Q2
Centrica (UK) Half-year
Colgate-Palmolive (US) Q2
Countrywide (UK) Half-year
Diageo (UK) Full-year
Domino's Pizza Group (UK) Half-year
Ensco (UK) Half-year
Expedia (US) Q2
Fifth Third Bancorp (US) Q2
Ford Motors (US) Q2
Genel Energy (UK) Q2
Global Payments (US) Q4
Harley-Davidson (US) Q2
Henderson Group (UK) Half-year
Hershey (US) Q2
Inchcape (UK) Half-year
Informa (UK) Half-year
International Game Technology  (US) Q2
International Personal Finance (UK) Half-year
Intu Properties (UK) Half-year
Invesco (US) Q2
Just Eat (UK) Half-year
Lear Corp (US) Q2
Lloyds Banking Group (UK) Half-year
Marathon Petroleum (US) Q2
MasterCard (US) Q2
Merlin Entertainments (UK) Half-year
National Express Group (UK) Half-year
Pinnacle Foods (US) Q2
Premier Oil (UK) Half-year
RELX (UK) Half-year
Rentokil Initial (UK) Half-year
Rexam (UK) Half-year
Robert Walters (UK) Half-year
Rolls-Royce Holdings (UK) Half-year
S&P Global (US) Q2
Schroders (UK) Half-year
Sky (UK) Full-year
Smith & Nephew (UK) Half-year
Spectris (UK) Half-year
Spectrum Brands Holdings (US) Q3
Vesuvius (UK) Half-year
Weir Group (UK) Half-year
Western Digital (US) Q4
Friday 29 July Results
Barclays (UK) Half-year
Berendsen (UK) Half-year
Cabot Oil & Gas (US) Q2
Chevron Corp (US) Q2
Essentra (UK) Half-year
Exxon Mobil (US) Q2
Foxtons (UK) Half-year
Host Hotels & Resorts (US) Q2
IMI (UK) Half-year
Indivior (UK) Half-year
International Consolidated Airlines Group (UK) Half-year
Laird (UK) Half-year
Pearson (UK) Half-year
Reckitt Benckiser Group (UK) Half-year
UBM (UK) Half-year
United Parcel Service (US) Q2
Xerox (US) Q2

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