Tuesday sees the second of the major tobacco groups report in less than a week.
Commodity investments have fallen in consecutive quarters for the first time since 2008, suggesting that investors are expecting the worst.
London's banking shares were racing ahead on Monday, as European political leaders thrashed out a wider solution to contain the eurozone debt crisis and fund European banks.
It's an oil reporting bonanza in the coming week, as the largest FTSE 100-listed producers jostle for pole position.
Commodities failed to stave off the sombre mood in the markets on Tuesday 18 November, with prices falling across the board.
The corporate calendar is full to the brim this week with a wide variety of companies all vying to win over investors.
Oil prices jumped nearly 3 per cent on Monday and were continuing to rise on Tuesday, boosted by fresh hope for the eurozone debt crisis and a weak US dollar.
It's very much an action-packed five days for the corporate calendar once again this week, as droves of companies continue to liven up the start of the fourth quarter.
It's all go in the first week of the new quarter, with enough action to rival a Bruce Willis movie.
There's something for everyone this week, with a whole host of sectors and companies preparing to update investors.