A380 CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

Mon., Oct. 15

The first of these Airbus megajets is delivered to Singapore Airlines at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The jet was delayed for two years by production snafus.

SABMILLER

Mon., Oct. 15

The world's second-largest brewer releases second-quarter results. The South African company and Molson Coors Brewing agreed to merge their U.S. units in a joint venture.

U.S. BANK EARNINGS

Mon., Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Citigroup (C ) kicks off a busy week of earnings reports by banks. Investors are bracing for more bad news related to subprime loans and credit market turmoil. Wells Fargo (WFC ) results are due on Oct. 16, JPMorgan Chase (JPM ) and Washington Mutual (WM ) announce their numbers on Oct. 17, and Bank of America (BAC ) earnings come on Oct. 18.

BERNANKE TALKS

Mon., Oct. 15, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks to the Economic Club of New York.

BRITAIN'S ECONOMY

Tues., Oct. 16, 4:30 a.m. EDT

September inflation figures are released. Price pressures have abated this year. September retail sales and third-quarter economic growth data come on Oct. 18 and 19, respectively.

EURO ZONE INFLATION

Tues., Oct. 16, 5 a.m. EDT

September consumer price data will get a close look. Inflation is still a top concern for the European Central Bank, but signs of slower economic growth may keep the ECB on hold.

BANK OF CANADA

Tues., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. EDT

Economists expect the BOC to hold interest rates at 4.5%. Despite solid economic growth, a rising Canadian dollar has helped keep a lid on inflation.

U.S. INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT

Tues., Oct. 16, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Industrial activity is expected to slow a bit further in September, after a soft 0.2% gain in August because of a large pullback in vehicle production.

YAHOO! (YHOO )

Tues., Oct. 16, 5 p.m. EDT

The Internet giant presents third-quarter results. Share prices have surged more than 20% since late August.

U.S. CONSUMER PRICES

Wed., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Inflation probably rebounded in September on higher energy prices, after an August drop of 0.1%. Excluding food and energy, the index is expected to rise 0.2%.

U.S. HOUSING STARTS

Wed., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Monthly housing starts in September probably slowed to an annual pace of 1.27 million, from a rate of 1.33 million.

ALTRIA (MO )

Wed., Oct. 17, 12 p.m. EDT

The cigarette maker rolls out third-quarter earnings data after an 18% fall in profits last quarter.

NOVARTIS (NVS )

Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 a.m. EDT

Investors await third-quarter results after the drugmaker reported that second-quarter profits jumped 18%. On Oct. 8 the Swiss company said that its Aclasta drug was approved in Europe to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.

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