The Week Ahead: 8 November – 14 November 2010


Here are the stories making news this week.

G20 summit in South Korea, enlargement of the EU and Obama continues his tour of Asia.
Leaders of the 20 leading industrialized nations are meeting in Seoul, Korea on Thursday for two days to discuss global economic issues. On the agenda are how to manage currency valuations, financial reform and sustainable growth in the aftermath of the economic crisis.

EC meeting on EU’s Expansion
The European Commission will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss the enlargement of the European Union. They will be reviewing applications by Montenegro and Albania, as well as looking into other potential members.

Those who have been following the news lately will know that US President Barack Obama is currently in India where he last week began his 10-day Asian tour. This week he will continue that tour and visit Indonesia on Tuesday, then travelling to Seoul for the G20 and finishing the week in Japan where the APEC summit will be held. There he will meet with Naota Kan, prime minister of Japan, as well as Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev

Also coming up this week.

The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam will start on Sunday, November 14.

And lastly, former US president George W Bush will be releasing his memoirs “Decision Points” and is making the TV rounds appearing on FOX News Channel and NBC’s “The Today Show”.