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 (NASDAQ:GOOG), IBM (NYSE:IBM), AMD (NYSE:AMD), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), General Electric (NYSE:GE), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX).
Europe: ASML, ST-Ericsson
Tech specialists ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) and ST-Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) report earnings along with British luxury-goods giant Burberry (OTCPK: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.