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: Blue chips, midterms
Earnings from top companies such as Microsoft, DuPont, Exxon and Merck will be in the spotlight this week, helping close out October on the way toward the upcoming midterm elections.

Europe: Banks, car makers report
Some of Europe’s biggest firms are due to report earnings over the coming week, with banks UBS and Deutsche Bank, car maker Volkswagen and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell among the blue chip companies in focus, while on the economic front, the UK’s third quarter gross domestic product is expected to slow sharply from the second quarter.

Asia: Bank of Japan
A policy decision from the Bank of Japan, AIA’s initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a slew of economic data will dominate news in Asia’s week ahead.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), October 22, 2010.

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