This Week: Airlines, Oil Majors and Global Interest Rate Decisions

by: Prieur du Plessis

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: Peak of earnings, budget, jobs
It’s another busy week as more S&P companies and three Dow components post results. The budget battle also gets under way on Capitol Hill, and employment comes into focus again.

Europe: Airlines, oil majors in focus
Low-cost giant Ryanair and UK carrier British Airways (OTC:BAIRY) report results, as well as oil majors BP (NYSE:BP) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) and telecoms operator Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). On the economics front, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank release their latest interest-rate decisions.

Asia: Full economic slate
An important question remains about whether China will continue moves to tighten its lending. Other items on the agenda include vehicle sales in Japan and a rate decision in Australia.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), January 29, 2010.