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The Week Ahead in Finance (13-01-2014)

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Each week brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead. Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

The Asian Financial Forum

Our blogger Ian Fraser travelled to Hong Kong this week as a guest of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF). We will be reporting highlights of the event as the AFF brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia.

Fed Beige book

Following last week's weaker than expected reading employment report in the US, investors' attention is focused on the Federal Reserve Beige book coming out on Wednesday. More formally called the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, the report gathers "anecdotal information on current economic conditions" and is published eight times a year.

UK RICS house price

In the UK, the flow of retail sales data continues this week as RICS house price numbers are expected to be published on Thursday. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney and Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe plan a Treasury Committee hearing on financial stability on Wednesday.

Japan's CGPI report

Analysts expect the Bank of Japan's corporate goods price index (CGPI) to have risen 2.7% for the ninth consecutive month in December, as new figures will be released on Thursday.

Kenya's central bank announcement

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is expected to announce the latest rates decisions early this week, following the monetary policy committee's decision to leave the country's benchmark policy rate on hold at 8.5% at its November meeting.

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Tags: banking , China , financial crisis , International Monetary Fund , Japan , regulation , sovereign debt , stocks and shares , UK , US , US economy
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