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The following is a daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.

MONDAY, Jan. 27

Germany’s Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index for Europe’s biggest economy.

Japan’s trade data for December, preliminary estimate for year.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. Commerce Department releases new home sales for December.

Earnings include: Brookfield Canada Office Properties; LG Electronics; Royal Caribbean Cruises; Caterpillar; Apple; U.S. Steel

TUESDAY, Jan. 28

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. Commerce Department releases durable goods report for December.

(9 a.m. ET) Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of U.S. home prices for November.

(10 a.m.) Conference Board releases the U.S. consumer confidence index for January.

Federal Reserve policy-makers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

Earnings include: Metro; AlarmForce Industries; TransGlobe Energy; Siemens; Dupont; Pfizer; Ford Motor; Comcast; American Airlines; Yahoo; Amgen; AT&T.


(2 p.m. ET) U.S. Federal Reserve to announce decision on interest rates.

Earnings include: CGI Group; AGF Management; Canadian Pacific Railway; Methanex; Novartis; Deutsche Bank; Nintendo; Chrysler; Boeing; Facebook; Las Vegas Sands.


Germany’s Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Europe’s biggest economy.

(830 a.m. ET) Statistics Canada releases the payroll employment, earnings and hours figures for November.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

(830 a.m. ET) Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product.

(10 a.m. ET) National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for December.

Earnings include: Canadian National Railway; Canadian Oil Sands; Tembec; Rogers Sugar; Wi-Lan; Celestica; Norbord; Imperial Oil; Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan; H&M; LVMH; Ericsson; Viacom; Altria Group; Harley-Davidson; 3M; UPS; Exxon Mobil; Google; Amazon; Visa; Chipotle Mexican Grill.

FRIDAY, Jan. 31

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December.

(830 a.m. ET) Statistics Canada releases gross domestic product for November.

Earnings include: Brookfield Office Properties; Electrolux; Mattel; MasterCard; Chevron.


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