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DUBAI AIR SHOW

Nov. 11-15

This biennial air show includes nearly 900 exhibitors and more than 140 aircraft.

JAPAN'S ECONOMY

Nov. 12, 6:50 p.m. EST

The government releases its third-quarter figures on economic growth, after real gross domestic product contracted in the second quarter. On Nov. 13 the Bank of Japan meets to discuss monetary policy.

EURO ZONE ECONOMIC GROWTH

Nov. 13, 2 a.m. EST

Italy and the Netherlands kick off a series of third-quarter economic-growth results. A flash estimate of overall euro zone third-quarter growth is released on Nov. 14.

HOME DEPOT ()

Nov. 13, 9 a.m. EST

The stock is at a more-than-four-year low as the home-improvement retailer is set to release third-quarter earnings. The deepening housing recession will probably continue to put pressure on profits.

WAL-MART ()

Nov. 13, 12 p.m. EST

The world's largest retailer presents third-quarter results. In an effort to juice fourth-quarter sales, it kicked off the holiday shopping season early, on Nov. 2, by offering several items at even lower-than-usual prices, including $350 for a laptop.

U.S. RETAIL SALES

Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. EST

October sales were probably weaker than the September 0.6% jump because of softer demand for vehicles and an erosion of purchasing power from higher energy costs.

U.S. INFLATION

Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. EST

Higher energy costs are likely to lift inflation in October. Minus food and energy, price pressures should remain contained. The government's producer price data arrive on Nov. 13.

BERNANKE SPEAKS

Nov. 14, 9:10 a.m. EST

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives the keynote speech at a monetary policy conference in Washington.

ARCELORMITTAL

Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. EST

The steelmaker posts third-quarter earnings. On Nov. 5 shareholders voted yes on completing the merger of Mittal Steel (MT) and Arcelor. A group of Arcelor investors plan to sue over the ratio of ArcelorMittal shares they are to get in the deal.

SUEZ

Nov. 15, 6 a.m. EST

The French energy and water group issues third-quarter results. Shares are up over 25% since mid-August as it prepares to merge in early 2008 with utility Gaz de France, a tie-up expected to yield more than $1.4 billion in annual operational savings.

U.S. FACTORY OUTPUT

Nov. 16, 9:15 a.m. EST

The Fed's factory-output data are expected to be soft. Resilient demand for business equipment will be offset by the slumping housing and auto sectors.

OPEC SUMMIT

Nov. 17-18

OPEC holds its third-ever summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Potential topics of discussion include lifting production and pricing oil in currencies other than the U.S. dollar.


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