The week ahead

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The video clips below provide a handy summary of the reports expected on the economic, financial and corporate front around the globe during the week ahead.

US: Short but significant
It’s a holiday-shortened week on Wall Street, yet investors will contend with numbers on home sales, consumer spending and jobless claims. In Washington, Democratic leaders want to bring health-care overhaul to a vote.

Europe: Budget deficits, BAA appeal
Ruling due on BAA’s appeal on airports sale; Allied Irish shareholders vote on whether to shift bad assets to government.

Asia: Japan inflation watch
Investors will be watching economic data in Japan for inflation, especially consumer price and household spending data. Taiwan’s central bank will meet and issue an interest rate decision.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), December 18, 2009.

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