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: Focus on jobs, ISM, currencies
Jobs and manufacturing reports will top summer vacation-week data, with few earnings reports on tap. The historic financial-regulation bill should go to President Obama for signing into law.
Europe: Standard Chartered
Asia-focused lender Standard Chartered (OTCPK:SCBFF) is due to deliver an update, and Portugal Telecom holds a vote on whether to take an offer for a Brazilian mobile stake. Eurozone unemployment data is due Friday.
Asia: Focus on Japan, China
Japan’s Tankan Survey is expected to show improved business confidence. Investors will watch for signs that China’s economy may be slowing further. Japanese automakers will report monthly sales results.