Fed Meeting, BOJ, Iran Talks, Apple: Week Ahead Oct. 26-Nov. 2

The Federal Open Market Committee meets in the coming week to discuss monetary policy after the 16-day U.S. government shutdown took at least $24 billion out of the economy. The Federal Reserve is likely to delay lowering its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases until March, according to a Bloomberg survey.

Bank of Japan policy makers gather as investors focus on its updated forecasts for growth and inflation, which may indicate whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies are working.

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc. (FB), General Motors Co. (GM), Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI), Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Sony Corp. (6758) release results.

Elections take place in Argentina, the Czech Republic and Georgia.

The champion of the Major League Baseball World Series will be crowned.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

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