View the week's key company earnings schedule and key stories to watch.

The top 6 stories to look out for (21-25 March 2016)

1.    TUE 22 MAR
Is Nike about to hit the wall? 
Nike's Q3 results this week will show whether its decision to stop sponsoring tennis star Maria Sharapova and boxer Manny Pacquiao has had any effect on sales.  

2.    TUE 22 MAR
Can Jimmy Choo pump up the volume with full-year results?
High-profile fashion brand Jimmy Choo's share price has dropped sharply since its August peak, taking it below its IPO price. Can this week's results beat expectations?  

3.    WED 23 MAR
Home improvement time for Kingfisher?
This week's full-year earnings results from B&Q-owner Kingfisher might offer an update on the impact of living wage rises in the UK. 

4.    WED 23 MAR
Game on as computer games retailer posts half-year results
GAME Digital shares crashed 40% in December on warnings that a slow switchover by UK gamers to the new Xbox One and PS4 consoles could hurt profits. 

5.    THU 24 MAR
US durable goods orders
Economists are still waiting for the wealth-effect of lower fuel prices to prompt Americans to start buying big ticket items. Expectations are for a fall of -2.5% in February.

6.    THU 24 MAR
Will UK retail sales data disappoint?
After a positive January, will February's retail sales numbers be in line with the disappointing data we’ve seen from other sectors of the UK economy? 

Key company earnings (21-25 March)

CVS Group (UK) – half-year
Earthport (UK) – half-year
JKX Oil & Gas (UK) – full-year
Mattress Firm Holding Corp (US) – Q4
Smart Metering Systems (UK) – full-year

Bellway (UK) – half-year    
Gamma Communications (UK) – full-year    
IQE (UK) – full-year
Jimmy Choo (UK) – full-year    
Johnston Press (UK) – full-year    
Nike (US) – Q3    
Red Hat (US) – Q4    
SVG Capital (UK) – full-year    

Anglo Pacific Group (UK) - full-year
DFS Furniture (UK) – half-year    
GAME Digital (UK) – half-year
General Mills (US) – Q3
Ithaca Energy (UK) – Q4
Kingfisher (UK) – full-year    
PVH Corp (US) – Q4
GameStop Corp (US) – Q4

Next (UK) – full-year    
Signet Jewelers (US) – Q4

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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