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.
U.S.: Autos, countdown to iPad
The markets head into a holiday-shortened week off 18-month highs, with global political turmoil leading to some jitters. Look for a deal for Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY) by the Chinese holding company, along with auto-sales figures.
Europe: UK PMI
Aer Lingus and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY) earnings, and U.K. PMI in focus
Asia: Tankan and Chinese PMI
A Japanese business sentiment survey and two competing Chinese purchasing managers index reports will drive investor interest for the week.