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: Retail results, economy in focus Retailers including Home Depot (HD) and Target (TGT) will report results and key economic data will include retail sales and industrial output. Meanwhile, nine speakers from the Federal Reserve will offer their views on the economy.
Europe: Air France-KLM (AKH) report Airbus owner EADS reports quarterly results along with airline Air France-KLM. In the UK luxury-goods group Burberry (BRBY) will provide an update.
Asia: Obama tour, data in focus U.S. President Barack Obama will tour the region, making stops in Japan and China to start with. Japan will release gross domestic product data and the Bank of Japan will make a decision on interest rates.