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.: Looking to LinkedIn’s IPO
LinkedIn, the profession-oriented social networking company, is poised to go public next week in the increasingly active market for newly issued stocks. MarketWatch’s Dan Gallagher visits with Paul Vigna and the Markets Hub team to set the stage for this closely watched market debut.

Europe: Vodafone, Richemont report
Vodafone, Richemont and Air France KLM are due to report results. On the economic front, the ZEW economic sentiment survey is due out in Germany and the Bank of England minutes are expected.

Asia: Japan’s economy in focus
Investors will get a look at China’s foreign direct investment figures for April, as well as full-year results from Japan’s biggest lender. Plus, the Bank of Japan’s policy board will meet.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), May 13, 2011.

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