Week Ahead: Awful Earnings on Deck

Dow Jones Newswires’ Simon Constable and WSJ’s David Gaffen preview the start of earnings season and wonder whether investors will look past a bad quarter. Plus, the Fed releases the minutes of its last policy meeting.

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The Week Ahead in Europe 4/3/2009

The G20 meeting has ended, but the Bank of England remains in focus as it contemplates interest rates. Investors will also watch factory-order data from Germany and airline traffic numbers. MarketWatch’s Steve Goldstein reports.

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The Week Ahead in Asia

The central banks of Australia, South Korea and Thailand are expected to cut their benchmark interest rates next week, while the Bank of Japan is likely to keep rates unchanged. MarketWatch’s Polya Lesova reports.

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