For your diary
A round-up of business events happening this week
EGM tomorrow: Fyffes will hold its EGM at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin 4 to discuss its planned merger with Chiquita. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
TODAY Results: Alkermes; Allergan; Amgen; Burger King Worldwide; Doosan; Merck; Seagate Technology; Twitter; TNT Express. Indicators: Irish retail sales; US Markit services PMI (Oct); US pending home sales (Sep); German IFO business climate (Oct). TOMORROW Results: African Barrick Gold; Facebook; Gilead Sciences; Novartis; Pfizer. Meetings: Fyffes EGM (Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4); Image networking breakfast (Marker Hotel Dublin). Indicators: US durable goods orders (Sep); US consumer confidence (Oct); Japanese industrial production (Sep). WEDNESDAY Results: Air France KLM; C&C; CBRE Group; DSV; Ralph Lauren; Total; Visa. Indicators: Japanese unemployment rate (Sep); UK consumer credit (Sep). Other: US Fed interest rate decision; US Fed monetary policy statement. THURSDAY Results: Alcatel Lucent; Groupon; Geberit; Lufthansa; MasterCard; Royal Dutch Shell; Samsung Electronics; Starbucks; Volkswagen; Western Union; Zendesk. Meetings: IAB Mobile Connect (Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 8). Indicators: German unemployment rate (Oct); German consumer price index (Oct); US gross domestic product annualised (Q3); US initial jobless claims (Oct 24); UK Gfk consumer confidence (Oct). FRIDAY Results: AbbVie; Aon; BNP Paribas; Endesa; IAG. Indicators: Irish credit aggregates (Sept); Euro zone consumer price index (Oct); Euro zone unemployment rate (Sep); German retail sales (Sep); US core personal consumption expenditure – price index (Sep); US Reuters/ Michigan consumer sentiment index (Oct). Other: Bank of Japan monetary policy statement.