What to Watch in the Week Ahead and on Monday, Dec 28

Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:55pm EST
 
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WEEK AHEAD
    
The annualized U.S. single-family home prices in October likely rose at a slower pace than in
September, data on Tuesday is expected to show. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20
metropolitan areas is forecast to have gained 5.4 percent in October from a year earlier,
compared with 5.5 percent in September. Also on the same day, the December consumer confidence
index is projected to climb to 93.6, after posting 90.4 last month, the lowest reading since
September 2014.

On Wednesday, Mexico's finance ministry will publish the fiscal balance for November.
Separately, the central bank on Thursday releases minutes of its December 17 decision to raise
interest rates for the first time in seven years, following the U.S. Federal Reserve's 25 basis
point hike. 

ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 28 
No major events are scheduled for the day.
    
(U.S. markets will remain closed on Friday, Dec. 25, for Christmas Day.)



 (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)