U.S. Budget, Japan Growth, BOE Forecasts: Week Ahead Nov. 11-16

U.S. congressional budget talks resume this week as lawmakers weigh reducing mandatory programs outside of Social Security and Medicare to replace automatic spending cuts.

Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari will deliver a speech on his country’s growth strategy.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will comment at the publication of the central bank’s quarterly Inflation Report, which contains updated forecasts.

Negotiators at the annual United Nations climate change summit will try to agree on a timeline for a global deal on limiting greenhouse gases by 2015.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 will debut in the U.S.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the winners of the Cy Young awards for best pitcher.

Sotheby’s will sell art from billionaire Steven Cohen’s collection, possibly bringing as much as $85 million.

News Corp., Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), Macy’s Inc. (M), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Viacom Inc. (VIA) and Vivendi SA (VIV) release results.


--Japan releases September current account data after the surplus narrowed in August to the lowest since a deficit in January. 08:50 in Tokyo (10/10 18:50 EST).

--Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari will deliver a speech on the country’s growth strategy as the government and parliament discuss legislation to implement reforms as the “third arrow,” after monetary and fiscal policy, of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to revitalize the third-biggest economy. 18:30 in Tokyo (04:30 EST).

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