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Money Minute Monday 18 November: a busy week for company news

In today's Money Minute, we look ahead to a quiet week for economic data, but a busy one for company news.

It's a quiet week for UK economic data but a busy one for UK company news.

On Tuesday, we get full-year results from budget airline easyJet, pubs group Enterprise Inns, and half-year results from storage group Big Yellow and fire safety specialists Halma.

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On Wednesday, there are trading updates from DIY group Kingfisher, full-year results from another pubs group, Mitchells & Butlers, and half-year figures from United Utilities.

Other companies reporting next week include bookmaker William Hill and British Gas owner Centrica.

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Meanwhile, over in the eurozone, we get the latest reading on European consumer confidence for November.Generally economic data has been a little bit better than expected so far this month, with Germany in particular narrowly avoiding recession primarily due to strong consumer spending.Confidence is seen as likely to have picked up a little this month, although not sufficiently to reverse last month's fall.

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