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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.

US: Growth in earnings
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) kick off the earnings season next week. Retail sales, CPI and the Fed’s Beige Book are also on tap.

Europe: Results and rates in focus
Metro and Carrefour report fourth-quarter sales, Cadbury fights for its independence and the European Central Bank (ECB) issues its rate decision.

Asia: Results in India
China’s December trade data will be a key focus next week. Also, India’s earnings season kicks off with results due from technology companies Infosys Technologies (NYSE:INFY) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS.NS).

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), January 8, 2010.

Source: The Week Ahead: January 10-16, 2010