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The week ahead: 09/05/22

All eyes on Germany this week as DAX 40 components dominate the earnings, with Bayer, Munich Re, E.ON, Continental, Brenntag, Merck, RWE, Siemens, Allianz and Deutsche Telekom all scheduled to report. Other notable events include quarterly figures from Walt Disney, BT and ITV, the OPEC oil production report, and inflation data from China, Germany, the US and France.

Monday 9 May

US power suppliers Duke Energy and Exelon report on Monday, along with retail property group Simon, semiconductor producer Microchip, food processor Tyson, big data software firm Palantir, hydrocarbon explorer Ovintiv, pharma firm Viatris and engineering multinational Aecom. We’ll also see Japanese services PMI data (flash data having shown the first expansion of Japan’s service sector since December 2021) and Chinese and French trade balance figures.

Tuesday 10 May

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Early on Tuesday Japanese household spending figures are released, followed later in the morning by German and eurozone ZEW economic sentiment. Earnings are scheduled from DAX components Bayer and Munich Re, hydrocarbon explorer Occidental, food service supplier Sysco, video game developer Electronic Arts, crypto exchange platform Coinbase, specialty pharma firm Bausch Health, telecoms multinational Liberty Global and UK engineering firm Renishaw.

Wednesday 11 May

Entertainment giant Walt Disney leads the earnings on Wednesday, after Florida residents recently sued the state’s governor over the removal of Disney World’ self-governing tax status. Reports also come from DAX components E.ON, Continental and Brenntag, insurance company Manulife Financial, foodservice group Compass, engineering conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, fast-food chain Wendy’s and civil engineering firm Bilfinger. Inflation will also be in the news with CPI data released in China, Germany and the US.

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Thursday 12 May

Four more DAX components – Merck, RWE, Siemens and Allianz – report to the market on Thursday. Figures are also due from telecoms group BT, which last week announced a deal with Amazon Web Services to overhaul its legacy infrastructure, TV network ITV, German bank Commerzbank, IT security software firm CyberArk, theme park corporation Six Flags, wind turbine manufacturer Nordex and industrial supply firm Grainger. We’ll be looking out for OPEC monthly report on oil production, as well as the Japanese current account, UK Q1 business investment and US PPI.

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Friday 13 May

We close the week with French CPI data, looking for any change to the provisional annual inflation rate of 5.4%, plus eurozone industrial production, US import/export price indices and the University of Michigan consumer sentiment report. Keep an eye out for earnings from German telecoms provider Deutsche Telekom, enterprise software firm Sage and digital lifestyle group Freenet.

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Published: 9 May 2022

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