[Weekly outlook: Balfour Beatty and Persimmon report alongside Chinese tech giants Tencent and Meituan] Monday 16 August -Chinese industrial production, retail sales and unemployment figures -New York Empire State Manufacturing Index -In the US, Roblox reports Tuesday 17 August –BHP Group full year results -Half year results for Just Eat Takeaway.com, online trading platform Plus500 and plastic piping manufacturer Genuit -UK unemployment figures and Q2 labour productivity data – EU and euro area flash estimate GDP and employment for Q2 -US retail sales, capacity utilisation, industrial production and business inventories –US retailers Walmart and Home Depot report quarterly earnings Wednesday 18 August –Balfour Beatty H1 results Hargreaves Lansdown equity analyst Nicholas Hyett says the infrastructure group’s margins will be the key metric on investors’ radars.… Original URL: [Click here to visit original article]