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: Retailers, health care
There still are 60 S&P companies left to report earnings, but markets will kick off against a backdrop of weaker jobs and mixed data. Major retail names will release results, and there’s also key legislation from Capitol Hill.
Europe: Barclays, Vodafone, A-B InBev
Asia: Economic data front and center
Chinese economic data will be front and center in Asia. Beijing will report inflation and trade data, among other indicators. The Bank of Korea will hold a meeting on interest rates and is expected to hold rates unchanged.