Company News Preview
20 Aug
bhp billiton, mining
Tuesday preview: BHP Billiton and Persimmon in focus

Corporate results will take the spotlight on Tuesday, amid a light calendar for economic data both at home and abroad.

16 Aug
numbers, money, calculating, investment, finance
Friday preview: All quiet on the UK company front

Friday could be very quiet in London, with no notable companies reporting results and no major UK data later.

15 Aug
kingfisher b q
Thursday preview: Weather a factor in Kingfisher results, ONS retail sales

Thursday's official UK retail sales data will come after results from DIY retailer Kingfisher, with better weather expected to be a factor for both.

14 Aug
Wednesday preview: Inflation in the spotlight, Admiral and Balfour reporting

Wednesday's UK inflation data will be under close scrutiny after wage growth was shown to have slowed, potentially revealing a new consumer squeeze, while companies reporting results included Admiral, Balfour Beatty and Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

13 Aug
polypipe
Tuesday preview: Watching UK wages, results from Esure, Polypipe

The jobs market will be the UK focus on Tuesday, coming in between a barrage of economic data from around the world, plus half-year results from Antofagasta, esure and Polypipe.

09 Aug
high street banking barclays
Friday preview: How well has the UK economy bounced back?

On Friday we will see how well the UK economy bounced back in the second quarter of the year after the weather front known as the Beast from the East mauled the country at the start of the year.

08 Aug
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Thursday preview: L&G, Ibstock and Savills interim reports eyed

Life insurer Legal & General is due to report half-year just over a week after it emerged that whistleblowers had reported its asset management arm to regulators over compliance and risk failures.

07 Aug
prudential pru
Wednesday preview: Prudential results may be 'drab' but show potential

Down around 14% since the start of the year and with investors keen to hear more details about management's plans for a de-merger of its UK and European business, Prudential's half-year results look the ones to watch on Wednesday.

06 Aug
standard life aberdeen sla
Tuesday preview: Financials in focus with Hargreaves and SLAberdeen results

Tuesday should see a fairly bustling day as the summer results season begins to taper slightly, with numbers expected from Domino's Pizza, Hargreaves Lansdown and Standard Life Aberdeen.

02 Aug
RBS Royal bank of Scotland money cash notes
Friday preview: Will RBS hesitate on dividend?

Friday should see RBS provide a date for its return to the dividend list, while the week also finishes with numbers from Essentra, IAG, Millennium & Copthorne, Mondi, Pets at Home and William Hill.

01 Aug
barclays, jes staley
Thursday preview: BoE hike a close call, restructured Barclays in spotlight

At Thursday's monetary policy meeting, it is anticipated that the Bank of England will nudge interest rates higher, while the summer results season sees results from Aviva, Barclays, the London Stock Exchange and Rolls-Royce.

31 Jul
Simon Wolfson
Wednesday preview: Lloyds, Next and Capita results in focus, FOMC 'a non-event'

Wednesday's Fed policy meeting is predicted to be a "non-event", meaning there will be more attention on the first of the August PMI surveys and another busy day of company news as BAE Systems, Capita, Lloyds and Next are among those reporting.

30 Jul
japon-kuroda
Tuesday preview: BoJ and Apple could be stock market gamechangers

Tuesday's results from Apple, the biggest company in the world by market cap, could determine the near-term path for global stock markets, while closer to home there are also updates due from UK titans BP, Glencore, Shire and Standard Chartered.

26 Jul
bt, telecoms, london, night
Friday preview: BT, Pearson and RB reports in focus, US GDP later

Friday ends in relatively becalmed fashion after previous days' barrage of results but there are still numbers worth watching from BT, Pearson and Reckitt Benckiser, while the important macroeconomic news will be the US gross domestic product report.

25 Jul
Guinness, Diageo by CHeitz (Flickr)
Thursday preview: Results downpour incoming, including Astra, BAT, Diageo

Thursday brings a deluge of results and trading updates from London's FTSE 350, while the European Central Bank's meeting later on is expected to be rather uneventful.

24 Jul
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Wednesday preview: Hopes high for ITV, less so for Vodafone

Trading updates and results come thick and fast on Wednesday, including from Antofagasta, GlaxoSmithKline, ITV and Vodafone.

23 Jul
ep avion wizz air
Tuesday preview: Hammerson, Wizz Air, 'flash' euro area PMIs in focus

Corporate results will be in the spotlight on Tuesday, as the results season picks-up speed on both sides of the Pond.

19 Jul
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Friday preview: Beazley half-year profits expected to tumble

Friday should end the week in fairly quiet fashion with FTSE 350 results only expected from insurer Beazley and economic data for the UK on public sector borrowing.

18 Jul
Unilever, consumer goods, Marmite
Thursday preview: Unilever and Sports Direct results in focus

Half year results are due from Unilever and full year numbers from Sports Direct, while the Office for National Statistics will confirm official retail growth for last month.