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.: FOMC, economic data, earnings
U.S. investors will focus on the Federal Reserve’s policy setting meeting, a rush of economic data and another flood of corporate earnings. Amazon, Microsoft, American Express, DuPont, Ford and Chevron are among the big names reporting.

Europe: Leaders gather in Davos
World leaders and top corporate executives gather on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, to kick off the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. Next week sees more earnings, including figures from electronics giant Philips.

Asia: RBI and BOJ
Interest-rate decisions from India and Japan and a number of key corporate results will hog the limelight this coming week in Asia.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), January 21, 2011.

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