Good morning, here’s your Friday morning briefing to set you up for the day ahead. Look out for these three things happening around the world today.
Trump and May hold Chequers conference
Yes, Donald Trump and Theresa May will once again dominate today’s headlines.
The President of the United States and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will host a joint press conference at May’s Chequers Court residence at 1.45pm London time.
Their meeting comes following Trump’s criticism of the Brexit white paper released by May’s government yesterday, which detailed its plans for post-Brexit relations between the UK and European Union.
In an interview with The Sun, Trump claimed that May was failing to deliver on Brexit and going against the demands of voters. The president stated that the prime minister’s Brexit plans could stop the US from agreeing a trade deal with the UK.
Trump and May will discuss foreign policy ahead of the press conference. Trump will then travel to Windsor Castle for tea with the Queen.
Investment banking leaders to release Q2 results
Financial service providers JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo will all release their quarter two results at various times throughout the day.
Wells Fargo results will come out at 10am. JPMorgan will release results at 11.45am and Citigroup at 4.30pm.
Just 23 of the S&P 500 companies have released results so far, with the remaining companies set to release reports over the coming weeks.
Djokovic to face Nadal in what could be a Wimbledon final
Novak Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon today for a place in Sunday’s final, as the old guard of men’s tennis continue to dominate in the biggest competitions.
Djokovic vs Nadal will get underway at 3pm London time.
The winner will face either South African Kevin Anderson or American John Isner in the final, with a total prize of £2.25m up for grabs.
Yesterday saw Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber cruise through to the women’s final, with the winner to be decided on Saturday.