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.

U.S.: Consumer confidence on tap
The U.S. stock market will test investors’ confidence after an upbeat week spurred by Black Friday shopping sales. Consumer-credit data, consumer-confidence figures and the debt crisis in Europe will all be in focus.

Europe: Ireland in focus
Ireland’s parliament vote on the austerity budget, German economic data and the Bank of England’s policy meeting will be in the spotlight this week. U.K. food retailer Tesco will release a third-quarter sales update, while European airlines will report November traffic statistics.

Asia: Central bank policy decisions
This week, central banks in Australia, South Korea and New Zealand will release policy decisions.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), December 3, 2010.

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