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Howdy and welcome to the working week.

Central banks within the US and UK are each assembly to set rates of interest — the Federal Reserve will announce its determination on Wednesday and the Financial institution of England on Thursday.

The temper music is that each will preserve charges regular. Persistently excessive inflation and a fragile financial system level to the BoE sticking, whereas Fed chair Jay Powell has cited a “vary of uncertainties” and pledged the central financial institution will transfer rigorously.

BP experiences earnings on Tuesday and Shell on Thursday. BP has had a tumultuous few months following experiences about chief govt Bernard Looney’s undisclosed previous relationships with colleagues. For its half-year outcomes, the oil main reported a 70 per cent drop in income in contrast with final yr. Since then oil manufacturing cuts by Opec+ have pushed costs in direction of $90 a barrel, however weaker power costs are anticipated to have taken their toll on the corporate.

Apple experiences on Thursday, with overheating points following the launch of the iPhone 13 in September more likely to be in focus.

A clutch of carmakers report, together with Stellantis, proprietor of the Fiat, Peugeot and Citroën manufacturers. The corporate has been hit by strikes by members of the United Auto Staff union. In its third-quarter outcomes final week, fellow automaker Normal Motors mentioned the strikes had price it an estimated $800mn in working revenue since they began 5 weeks in the past.

Yet another factor . . . 

I all the time attempt to embrace one factor I discovered whereas taking a look at what’s developing this week. This time it’s Mischief Night time.

Historically celebrated within the North of England the night earlier than bonfire evening, and within the US the evening earlier than Halloween, it’s a time for pranks that border on unlawful. Native police forces in some areas typically make express statements encouraging the general public not to participate, however the custom, for higher or worse, nonetheless appears to be alive and effectively.

Jonathan will likely be again subsequent week.

Key financial and firm experiences

Here’s a extra full record of what to anticipate by way of firm experiences and financial information this week.


  • UK, EY releases report on revenue warnings

  • Outcomes: Air Canada Q3, HSBC Q3, McDonald’s Q3, Mitsubishi Motors Q2, Pearson buying and selling replace, Pinterest Q3, Western Digital Q1


  • Q3 GDP figures for EU nations

  • Canada releases GDP information for third quarter

  • Japan, financial coverage determination

  • UK, Simon Thompson, CEO of Royal Mail, steps down because the group races to chop prices

  • UK, the cap on bankers’ bonuses is eliminated

  • Outcomes: Anheuser-Busch InBev Q3, BP Q3, Fannie Mae Q3, Finair Q3, Samsung Electronics Q3, JetBlue Q3, Stellantis Q3


  • Italy, Fabio Panetta turns into governor of the nation’s central financial institution, the Banca d’Italia, succeeding Ignazio Visco

  • UK, Sarah Breeden turns into the Financial institution of England’s deputy governor of monetary stability

  • US, Federal Open Market Committee proclaims its rate of interest determination

  • Outcomes: Airbnb Q3, Apollo International Administration Q3, Asos FY, Aston Martin Lagonda Q3, DoorDash Q3, Digital Arts Q2, Estée Lauder Q1, Etsy Q3, Eventbrite Q3, GSK Q3, Herbalife Q3, Kraft Heinz Q3, Subsequent buying and selling assertion, PayPal Q3, Qualcomm This autumn, Thomson Reuters Q3, Toyota Q2


  • UK, Financial institution of England proclaims its rate of interest determination

  • Outcomes: Apple This autumn, Bombardier Q3, BT Group H1, Cloudflare Q3, Coinbase International Q3, Dropbox Q3, Eli Lilly & Co Q3, Ferrari Q3, Fox Q1, Hugo Boss Q3, Hyatt Motels Q3, Starbucks This autumn, Shopify Q3, S&P International Q3, Papa John’s Q3, GoDaddy Q3, Moderna Q3, Marriott Worldwide Q3, Prudential Monetary Q3, Tata Metal Q2 Shell Q3


  • UK, S&P International/Cips UK providers PMI

  • UK, the British Retail Consortium publish their month-to-month footfall monitor for October

  • US, Division of Labor releases statistics together with non-farm payroll for October

  • Outcomes: BMW Q3, Wickes Group Q3 buying and selling assertion


World occasions

Lastly, here’s a rundown of different occasions and milestones this week.


  • France, the Ballon d’Or award recognising the perfect female and male footballers of the yr is introduced

  • US, Apple hosts its Scary Quick product-launch occasion, extensively believed to be a brand new model of the MacBook

  • US, voting software program firm Smartmatic is scheduled within the New York Supreme Court docket because it tries to convey a defamation swimsuit in opposition to Fox Information. The corporate is searching for $2.7bn in damages in opposition to the information community. Dominion settled an analogous case in opposition to Fox in April this yr for greater than $787mn.


  • UK, King Charles and Queen Camilla embark on a state go to to Kenya, their first journey to a Commonwealth nation for the reason that coronation in Might this yr

  • Reformation day, monetary markets closed in Slovenia and Chile


  • UK, state go to by South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol. The premier is anticipated to be hosted at Buckingham Palace and meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

  • UK, OpenAI is awarded a Stephen Hawking fellowship on the College of Cambridge, the primary time one has been awarded to a bunch. The corporate’s founder Sam Altman is ready to ship a lecture after receiving the award

  • UN Safety Council presidency rotates from Brazil to China till the top of the month

  • All Saints’ Day, monetary markets are closed in Poland, Philippines and Hungary


  • Mexico, Day of the Lifeless parade in Mexico Metropolis, monetary markets are closed

  • UK, prime minister Rishi Sunak attends the second day of the AI security summit at Bletchley Park. The UK is anticipating huge firms to attend together with delegations from nations concerned in AI improvement

  • UK, Waterstones E-book of the 12 months shortlist

  • All Souls’ Day, monetary markets closed throughout a number of South American nations together with Brazil


  • Japan, tradition day, monetary markets are closed

  • UK, Conservative celebration MP Bob Stewart is on trial charged with allegedly racially abusing an activist exterior the Overseas Workplace in December final yr

  • US, President Joe Biden hosts the primary Americas Partnership for Financial Prosperity Leaders’ Summit on the White Home the place he’ll reaffirm US dedication to South American nations


  • Flag day in Panama, monetary markets closed

  • Russia, day of nationwide unity to rejoice the liberation of Moscow in 1612 from Polish Lithuanian forces. Monetary markets are closed

  • UK, Scottish Liberal Democrat celebration holds its annual convention in Edinburgh. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who spent six years in jail in Iran accused of espionage is scheduled to reply questions on the occasion

  • UK, Mischief Night time held within the north of England and components of the US, the place sensible jokes historically happen


  • Moldova, native elections

  • UK, Bonfire evening

  • US, New York Metropolis marathon

  • US, finish of daylight financial savings

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