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What Corporate Britain Can Reveal About the State of the Economy

  • Travel chaos, inflation, energy crisis at issue in earnings
  • High uncertainty in forecasts as economic outlook worsens

Almost two thirds of UK blue-chip companies will update the market over the next three weeks, as earnings season reaches fever pitch. While Square Mile professionals pore over second-quarter details, the reports are also likely to shed light on broader subjects affecting the whole country, from the energy crunch to the cost-of-living crisis, rising interest rates and the threat of an economic slump.

Here are five things to watch.