Obama Hits 100 Days:
President Obama will mark 100 days in office with a news conference to answer critics who say he is moving too slowly to fix the economy. Results season churns on with Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Verizon three of the big names reporting.
Week Ahead in Europe: Earnings Crush
Results from major corporations will dominate the news. Deutsche Bank and software firm SAP face high expectations after U.S. rivals did well in the quarter. When Siemens reports, the focus will be on guidance and cost cutting. (April 24)
Week Ahead In Asia: Rate Cuts Coming
Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand will hold monetary policy meetings next week. Interest rate cuts are expected in Malaysia and New Zealand. Sharp, Honda and Canon will be among the Japanese companies reporting earnings.