Markets  |  March 18, 2013 17:10:00

VIDEO: Weekly summary of events in Europe and the USA

After Monday after news broke of the Cyprus market panic, investors still have a week full of political and economic events. Important from Europe will follow the German economic sentiment index (ZEW) on Tuesday and Friday business climate index (IFO). Despite the fact that Germany in the fourth quarter of 2012 showed a negative growth of GDP, data for January and February so far indicate that in the first quarter of 2013 could lead to economic growth and the country would be avoided recession. If confirmed these expectations and the March data, it will be a positive signal that the euro zone's largest economy loses momentum, unlike its neighbor France. On Wednesday, Germany will sell 10-year government bonds on Thursday and then Spain and France. On Thursday afternoon, a series of data to be published purchasing managers index (PMI) of manufacturing and services.

The U.S. financial markets will be important Wednesday, when a press conference will head the U.S. central bank (Fed) Ben Bernanke after a two-day meeting of the board. Investors will closely monitor any indication, that could reveal the duration of the program of monetary easing in the U.S.. Indicate if the head of the Fed's termination or reduction of bond purchases by the end of 2013, the markets will react negatively to this report. In addition to presenting the Fed's monetary policy and its economic forecast for the U.S. for 2013. The macroeconomic data will be of most tracking data from the housing market, particularly existing home sales on Thursday. Number less than 4.8 million could be perceived very negatively. It is important that the real estate market did not disappoint after a series of good data from the labor market and retail sales.Investors are now positive about the U.S. economy, and therefore may overreact at any hesitation global economic leader. Booming housing market is not only important in terms of potential for job creation in this sector, but also in American - the consumer. Increase the interest in property, the price of real estate will rise, thereby increasing the potential wealth of the population owning property, which can support their consumption, which is now the key to America's success, since it contributes to GDP and more than 60 percent.

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