1. All eyes on Apple: Earnings are churning out like crazy this week, and the headliner will be Apple (Tech30) on Tuesday. ,
In its last quarter, iPhone sales dipped ever so slightly to about 51 million.
Although it’s been a quiet period for Apple, the tech giant is bracing for new announcements in the fall. Apple has stayed tight-lipped but rumors are already swirling on what to expect with the iPhone 8 launch later this year.
2. Jobs report: On Friday, the Labor Department will give an update on how many jobs were added in July. So far, it’s been smooth sailing on the markets front for President Donald Trump — around 863,000 jobs were added in the five months since his inauguration.
Last month’s jobs report also painted a rosy picture. The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, making it the 81st consecutive month of employment gains in the country.
The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4%. Economists credited the move to more people heading back into the job market — a positive sign.
3. Diesel summit for German carmakers: Germany’s biggest auto companies — Volkswagen (, BMW and )Daimler ( — are gathering with government ministers for a “diesel summit” on Wednesday. They’ll be discussing ideas on how to reduce diesel emissions. )
The summit follows claims that Germany’s carmakers were secretly running a cartel to suspend competition.
Meanwhile, diesel concerns have already hit Stuttgart — the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The city could be gearing up for a ban on diesel cars as early as January 1.
4. Tesla earnings: Tesla ( will report its quarterly finances after the market closes Wednesday. The electric carmaker has been on a roller coaster ride this year: skipping past )GM ( as the most valuable car company — but posting )losses of $330 million in its first quarter.
The real focus now will be on the Model 3: Tesla’s first mass-market electric car. The first batch was delivered on Friday night.
5. Bank of England interest rates decision: The BoE will decide whether to raise interest rates, and it will release its inflation report on Thursday.
While talks of a potential hike have been brewing, rates have managed to hold at a record low of 0.25%. This could change after June saw a narrow split between policymakers.
6. Coming this week:
Monday — Bank of England security and maintenance workers threaten strike over pay
Tuesday — Apple earnings; Auto sales; Eurozone Q2 GDP
Wednesday — Tesla, Time Warner, Sinclair Broadcasting earnings; German auto industry and politicians hold “diesel summit”
Thursday — Weight Watchers (, The Kraft Heinz Company and )Shake Shack ( earnings; Bank of England interest rate decision )
Friday — Jobs report
— This story has been updated to correct the dates for several events.
CNNMoney (New York) First published July 30, 2017: 8:00 AM ET