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: Deluge of earnings reports Some 139 companies will post results, giving a broader view of the economy. On Wednesday, President Obama is expected to sign into law the most comprehensive reform of bank regulation since the Great Depression.
Europe: Earnings and stress tests Philips, Nokia and Ericsson report second-quarter earnings. On Thursday European banks stress test results are likely to hog the limelight.
Asia: Focus on Australia, South Korea The Reserve Bank of Australia’s meeting minutes highlight a light economic news agenda, while South Korean chip maker Hynix’s earnings report should cast light on the outlook for personal computers.