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: Earnings, health care
The health-care bill could get a full vote and earnings season heats up with reports scheduled from heavyweights Google (GOOG), IBM (IBM), AMD (AMD), Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), General Electric (GE), McDonald’s (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX).
Europe: ASML, ST-Ericsson
Tech specialists ASML (ASML) and ST-Ericsson (ERIC) report earnings along with British luxury-goods giant Burberry (OTC:BBRYF) and the London Stock Exchange. The ZEW investor sentiment survey from Germany will also be out.
Asia: China economic growth in focus
China will report its fourth quarter GDP and investors will watch the data to get a sense of how aggressively Beijing will have to act to rein in inflation. India’s financial sector and technology outsourcing firms’ earnings are due.