April 17 - Consumers in focus with results from Nestle, Nokia and Carrefour. The wider economic environment also in the spotlight with G20, World Bank, IMF meetings plus Reuters Newsmaker event with Mark Carney.
We kick -- with earnings in Europe Koppel reports first quarter sales tomorrow. French John's call French business -- left an American arm helped cushion falling demand elsewhere in austerity in Europe. This place first court told got a growth has seen a full point 8%. The world's biggest the company has predicted a tough trading environment this year as emerging market growth slows. Nokia pushy sales of its Lumia Smartphone in new markets. Reuters poll predicts that might slow decline in sales eleven point 8% from the year earlier. Compared to the nineteen point 6% drop in the previous quarter. Another big result stay in the United States Morgan Stanley EPS full cost to come in at 57 cents. That's what up from the six cent loss a year ago but Donald law school -- its results. Analysts bullish that alone Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt saying on Tuesday he thinks they'll be over a billion Smartphones using Google's Android software within six to nine months. And investors watching Microsoft off the recent data showed PC sales falling of the fastest rate ever in the first three months old yet. We'll staying with the United States unprecedented monetary policy easing under the spotlight in Washington. G-20 finance ministers will talk on the sidelines of world bank and IMF meetings. Japan's recent stimulus will be under discussion and the February pledged to avoid competitive currency devaluation is likely to be agreed. On what is tomorrow an exclusive sneak preview of the -- CNB Bank of England governor mark colony. He'll be speaking to -- -- and newsmaker event in Washington on the global economy and financial reform. What spotlight on what is inside all Reuters dot com at 4 PM London time. And finally off to -- jobs stated today -- by the indicated tomorrow of just how tough economies job might be. UK retail sales for march expected to show sales contracted again by -- point 9% last month. A -- whether it hit the UK once again. But I'll look ahead to Thursday I'm not to Stevenson it's different.