View the top 7 stories to watch (9-13 May 2016) and our key company earnings schedule.
What's caused the split in global inflation?
Can the contrasting responses of central banks explain the diverging trends in inflation between the UK and US versus the EU and Japan?
6 other events to look out for this week
1. TUE 17 MAY
Have Vodafone got it covered?
Vodafone’s earnings only cover half of what is one of the FTSE’s biggest dividend payouts. If its project to improve network coverage doesn’t help, the dividend could be cut.
2. WED 18 MAY
Is there a split among Federal Reserve members?
The Fed unsurprisingly kept rates on hold in April, but the minutes may highlight how much of a consensus there was to its negative statement, after recent hawkish comments.
3. WED 18 MAY
SAB Miller to reveal last standalone figures
This may be SAB Miller’s final update before its merger with AB InBev. Earnings from its premium beer brands will be scrutinised before being sold off to satisfy regulators.
4. THU 19 MAY
Are Royal Mail set to post lower numbers?
Consensus projections for revenue and pre-tax profit are now substantially lower at £9.3bn and £400m, as Royal Mail’s parcels division comes under pressure from its peers.
5. THU 19 MAY
How has Thomas Cook responded to terrorism?
The tour operator is expected to see flat holiday bookings in the face of heightened low-cost competition and the terrorist attacks in France and Belgium.
6. THU 19 MAY
Is Walmart on the right track?
The world’s biggest retailer is fighting back against online competition from Amazon by closing stores and improving customer experience in those that remain open.
Selected company earnings (16-20 May)
|Monday 16 May||Results|
|Agilent Technologies (US)||Q2|
|British Land Co (UK)||Full-year|
|e2v technologies (UK)||Full-year|
|Ithaca Energy (UK)||Q1|
|Tuesday 17 May||Results|
|Enterprise Inns (UK)||Half-year|
|First Derivatives (UK)||Full-year|
|Home Depot (US)||Q1|
|Land Securities Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Premier Foods (UK)||Full-year|
|Speedy Hire (UK)||Full-year|
|TJX Cos (US)||Q1|
|Vodafone Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Wednesday 18 May||Results|
|Analog Devices (US)||Q2|
|Burberry Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Cisco Systems (US)||Q3|
|Eagle Materials (US)||Q4|
|L Brands (US)||Q1|
|Lowe's Cos (US)||Q1|
|Patisserie Holdings (UK)||Half-year|
|SSP Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Thursday 19 May||Results|
|3i Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Applied Materials (US)||Q2|
|Booker Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Brewin Dolphin (UK)||Half-year|
|Dairy Crest Group (UK)||Full-year|
|Euromoney Institutional Investor (UK)||Half-year|
|Mitchells & Butlers (UK)||Half-year|
|National Grid (UK)||Full-year|
|Perry Ellis International (US)||Q1|
|Ross Stores (US)||Q1|
|Royal Mail (UK)||Full-year|
|Shanks Group (US)||Full-year|
|Thomas Cook Group (UK)||Half-year|
|Young & Co's Brewery (UK)||Full-year|
|Wal-Mart Stores (US)||Q1|
|Friday 20 May||Results|
|Campbell Soup Co (US)||Q3|
|Deere & Co (US)||Q2|
|Foot Locker (US)||Q1|
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