Graphic: Communist China timeline


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The day ahead: Wednesday


The ADP employment report and final numbers on second-quarter GDP are among the highlights expected on Wednesday.

*  The ADP National Employment Report for September is expected to show private employers cut far fewer jobs than in August.

The Day Ahead: Tuesday

Sportswear giant Nike is expected to report first-quarter results, while Washington financial regulators will be busy with meetings all week.

*Nike reports first-quarter results. The company expects revenues to be lower than in its year-ago quarter amid the sluggish worldwide economy.

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The day ahead: Friday


Amongst statements from the G20 talks on nurturing the fragile economic recovery, investors will be eyeing results from KB Home and durable goods orders data.

*  Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies conclude their meeting in Pittsburgh.

The day ahead: Thursday


News from the G20 meeting will dominate the news but vying for attention will be results from Research In Motion and existing home sales data.

*  Leaders of the Group of 20 countries meet in Pittsburgh, their third gathering since the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers a year ago.