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The week ahead: 01/08/22

Highlights this week include figures from oil giants BP and ConocoPhillips, with energy company profits currently under the spotlight. Earnings also come from HSBC, Caterpillar, AMD, Starbucks, CVS Health, eBay, Eli Lilly and Alibaba, plus German heavyweights BMW, Bayer, Adidas, Beiersdorf, Lufthansa, Deutsche Post and Allianz. In the UK we’ll have house price data from Nationwide and Halifax, and the Bank of England’s decision on interest rates, while in the US the first Friday of the new month brings the nonfarm payrolls.

Monday 1 August

Banking multinational HSBC posts earnings on Monday, ahead of a critical meeting with its Hong Kong shareholders on Tuesday. Other companies reporting include retail property group Simon, energy firm Devon, wireless infrastructure operator SBA Communications, payment tech firm Global Payments, fertiliser manufacturers CF Industries and Mosaic, networking hardware firm Arista and car rental group Avis Budget. We’ll also have German retail sales, eurozone unemployment and manufacturing PMI data for Japan, China, France, Germany, the eurozone, the UK and the US, plus the ISM’s manufacturing PMI for the US.

Tuesday 2 August

A busy earnings schedule on Tuesday includes oil supermajor BP, energy companies Occidental and Marathon Petroleum, Dow component Caterpillar, computer processor firm AMD, coffeehouse chain Starbucks, pharma firm Gilead, rental marketplace Airbnb, manufacturer ITW, power management company Eaton, hotel chain Marriott, rideshare platform Uber, video game company Electronic Arts, UK builders’ merchant Travis Perkins and bakery chain Greggs. The RBA makes its latest decision on Australian interest rates, plus we’ll also see Nationwide’s data on UK house prices and the June JOLTs report on the US labour market.

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Wednesday 3 August

Services PMI data is due on Wednesday for Japan, China, France, Germany, the eurozone, the UK and the US. Also look out for the German trade balance (after the German economy posted its first monthly trade deficit in over 30 years in May), eurozone retail sales, and in the US, the latest factory orders and the ISM’s non-manufacturing PMI. DAX component BMW reports to the market, along with healthcare company CVS Health, travel tech firm Booking, insurance provider MetLife, pharma firms Regeneron, Biomarin and Jazz, auction site eBay, energy companies Exelon and Marathon Oil, pharma distributor McKesson, hotel operators MGM and Host, fashion house Hugo Boss and UK housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

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Thursday 4 August

Oil supermajor ConocoPhillips posts quarterly figures on Thursday, as it reportedly considers an exit from US offshore operations. Also keep an eye out for earnings from pharma firms Bayer, Eli Lilly, Amgen and Vertex, mining company Glencore, Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba, health insurance multinational Cigna, energy companies Duke, Sempra and Constellation, sportswear firm Adidas, skincare brand owner Beiersdorf, semiconductor maker Skyworks, German airline Lufthansa and government services provider Serco. Macroeconomic data includes the Australian and US trade balance figures and German factory orders, while the Bank of England’s MPC announces its latest monetary policy decision at midday (UK time).

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Friday 5 August

On Friday we’ll have figures from DAX components Deutsche Post and Allianz, energy company EOG Resources, professional services provider Capita, hard drive manufacturer Western Digital, media group RTL, engineering and construction firm Fluor, tyre manufacturer Goodyear, online travel company Tripadvisor, in-flight broadband provider Gogo and pet supplies retailer Pets at Home. Other data includes Japanese household spending, German industrial production and the Halifax report on UK house prices, while in the US we end the week with the influential nonfarm payrolls. In June the US economy added 372,000 jobs, ahead of expectations.

Published: 1 August 2022

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