The Week Ahead: Banks, Airlines and Asia in Focus

Includes: BA, EJTTF, RYAAY
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: Jobs report on Friday
Manufacturing data, consumer-spending numbers and auto sales will be on tap next week. The big number comes at the end of the week with February’s payrolls report.

Europe: Banks and airlines report
HSBC and Vivendi earnings will be in focus as well as February traffic from Boeing (NYSE:BA), Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY), EasyJet (EJETF.PK). Additionally, the Bank of England and European Central Bank will announce interest-rate decisions.

Asia: Australia rates, Japan data
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s interest-rate decision will be among the most watched by Asian investors on Tuesday after the central bank held rates steady last time. Also on the agenda are Japan’s unemployment rate and household-spending data and China’s purchasing managers indices.

Source: MarketWatch (here, here and here), February 26, 2010.

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