View the top 6 stories to look out for this week (10-14 October) plus our key company earnings schedule.

Video: What's causing cable to collapse?

Michael Hewson looks at the effect of Brexit negotiations on the pound and the US dollar ahead of the release of FOMC minutes on Wednesday.
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The gloves are off for second presidential debate
Sunday-Monday: With a closely contested first round, who will come up trumps in the second US presidential debate tonight (Sunday) and how will the markets react on Monday morning? The Mexican peso (USD/MXN) will be one to watch.

Will Ted Baker's half-year results impress?
Tuesday: Sharp declines in sterling have helped boost profits for the UK’s more internationally-focused companies. How has clothes retailer Ted Baker fared following expansion into Japan and China?

Will Unilever love or hate Q3?
Thursday: Will Q3 results from the maker of brands like Marmite, Lynx and Magnum give insights into how much internationally-focused UK companies like Unilever have benefited from a weaker pound?

All not well for Wells Fargo
Friday: The US bank is at the centre of a political storm over the creation of fraudulent customer accounts. It’s likely this will be CEO John Stumpf’s last quarterly earnings report for Wells Fargo.
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How have US banks handled the rate rout?
Friday: European and US banking shares have been under pressure over the last two weeks, with Deutsche Bank shares at record lows. Don't miss Citibank and JP Morgan's Q3 updates.

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Selected company earnings (10-14 October)

Monday 10 OctoberResults
No major companies scheduled to report 
Tuesday 11 OctoberResults
Alcoa (US)Q3
Blackhawk Network Holdings (US)Q3
Fastenal (US)Q3
Nanoco Group (UK)Full-year
N Brown Group (UK)Full-year
Ted Baker (UK)Half-year
Wednesday 12 OctoberResults
CSX Corp (US)Q3
ClubCorp Holdings (US)Q3
Vertu Motors (UK)Half-year
Thursday 13 OctoberResults
Booker Group (UK)Half-year
Game (UK)Full-year
Progressive Insurance (US)Q3
Sky (UK)Q1
Unilever (UK)Q3
WH Smith (UK)Full-year
Friday 14 OctoberResults
Citigroup (US)Q3
JPMorgan Chase (US)Q3
PNC Financial Services Group (US)Q3
Wells Fargo (US)Q3

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

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