The top 5 stories to look out for (7-11 March 2016)

1.    TUE 8 MAR
Chinese trade balance data  
A pick up in imports on the back of increasing consumer demand would balance the slump in manufacturing caused by the Chinese New Year.

2.    WED 9 MAR
Morrisons full-year results due​
Can its much-publicised deal with Amazon help Morrisons claw its way back into the FTSE 100?

3.    THU 10 MAR
Will the ECB announce another rate cut​?​
The European Central Bank is widely expected to cut interest rates further into negative territory this week. Will the markets end up disappointed again?

4.    THU 10 MAR
Winning streak for Cineworld 
It’s been a pretty decent couple of years for Cineworld, with Star Wars, Spectre and the Hunger Games expected to have contributed towards higher revenues for the company.

5.    FRI 11 MAR
Pressure mounting for JD Wetherspoon 
JD Wetherspoon’s recent decision to scrap Sunday roasts could damage revenues further for the pub chain, which is already battling increased labour costs. 


Key company earnings (7-11 March)

Abcam (UK) - half-year
Clarkson (UK) - full-year
Shake Shack (US) - Q4
Telit Communications (UK) - full-year
Urban Outfitters (US) - Q4

Brammer (UK) - full-year
Close Brothers Group (UK) - half-year
CLS Holdings (UK) - full-year
Dialight (UK) - full-year
Dialog Semiconductor (UK) - full-year
esure Group (UK) - full-year
Foxtons Group (UK) - full-year
Horsehead Holding (US) - Q4
John Menzies (UK) - full-year
John Laing Group (UK) - full-year
Republic Airways Holdings (US) - Q4
St Ives (UK) - half-year
SunEdison Semiconductor (US) - Q4
Tyman (UK) - full-year
Worldpay Group (UK) - full-year
W&T Offshore (US) - Q4

4imprint Group (UK) - full-year
Casey's General Stores (US) - Q3
FDM Group Holdings (UK) - full-year
G4S (UK) - full-year
Hill & Smith Holdings (UK) - full-year
Lookers (UK) - full-year
Prudential (UK) - full-year
Restaurant Group (UK) - full-year
SIG (UK) - full-year
Square (US) - Q4
Tahoe Resources (US) - Q4

Aldermore Group (UK) - full-year
Amec Foster Wheeler (UK) - full-year
Aviva (UK) - full-year
Cineworld Group (UK) - full-year
Dollar General (US) Q4
Michael Page International (UK) - full-year
Ophir Energy (UK) - full-year
Paragon Offshore - (US) Q4
Robert Walters (UK) - full-year
SandRidge Energy (US) Q4 
Savills (UK) - full-year
Stock Spirits Group (UK) - full-year
TT Electronics (UK) - full-year
Wm Morrison Supermarkets (UK) - full-year

Campus Crest Communities (US) - Q4
Computacenter (UK) - full-year
Jarden Corp (US) - Q4
​JD Wetherspoon (UK) - half-year
Just Retirement Group (UK) - half-year
Marshalls (UK) - full-year
Old Mutual (UK) - full-year
Partnership Assurance Group (UK) - full-year
Tailored Brands (US) - Q4

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

CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only, and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.