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The week ahead: 25/04/22

It’s a week of head-to-heads with figures from tech giants Alphabet, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, UK banks HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and NatWest, drinks giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, and oil majors ExxonMobil and Chevron. Other notable earnings come from Visa, Mastercard, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Deutsche Bank, Mercedes-Benz, 3M and Twitter. Highlights among the economic indicators include US, French, German and eurozone GDP estimates.

Monday 25 April

We start the week with earnings from soft drink firm Coca-Cola, software company Cadence, wireless infrastructure developer SBA, financial services firm Ameriprise, German stock exchange Deutsche Börse, home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool and climate control firm Lennox. We’ll also see the latest German Ifo business climate and, in the UK, the CBI’s industrial trends orders report.

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Tuesday 26 April

Heavyweights dominate the schedule as Google parent Alphabet reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, along with Dow components Microsoft, Visa and 3M, drinks maker PepsiCo, shipping firm UPS, UK bank HSBC, US conglomerate GE, food company Mondelez, carmaker General Motors and UK housebuilder Taylor Wimpey. In the US, look out for the latest durable goods orders, new home sales and the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index.

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Wednesday 27 April

Early on Wednesday we’ll get an update on Australian inflation with the Q1 CPI, data critical to the RBA’s policy on interest rates. Keep an eye out later for the GfK German consumer climate and advance figures for US international trade, wholesale and retail inventories. DAX components Deutsche Bank and Mercedes-Benz report to the market, along with US wireless network T-Mobile, semiconductor firm Qualcomm, pharma firms Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline, aircraft maker Boeing, HR services firm ADP, UK bank Lloyds, data centre platform Equinix, US defence contractor General Dynamics, financial tech provider Fiserv and UK retailer WH Smith.

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Thursday 28 April

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Two more of the US IT giants, Apple and Amazon, report on Thursday, the latter currently seeking to expand its Prime delivery service to third-party merchants. Figures are also due from Dow components Merck, McDonald’s, Caterpillar and Intel, credit card Mastercard, pharma firm Eli Lilly, lab equipment supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific, telecoms conglomerate Comcast, industrial gas supplier Linde, French healthcare firm Sanofi, tobacco group Altria, social network Twitter, UK bank Barclays and supermarket Sainsbury’s. We’ve also got Japanese industrial production and retail sales figures, German CPI, the first estimate of US Q1 GDP and, late in the day, the Bank of Japan’s decision on interest rates.

Friday 29 April

Oil majors ExxonMobil and Chevron go head-to-head on Friday, with figures set to show the impact of soaring crude oil prices. Earnings are also due from pharma firms AstraZeneca, AbbVie and Bristol Myers Squibb, consumer goods group Colgate-Palmolive, energy multinational Phillips 66 and UK bank NatWest. Key data includes French, German and eurozone GDP estimates, eurozone CPI (annual inflation having risen to 7.4% in March) and the Chicago PMI for April.

Published: 25 April 2022

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