Outside of the usual key economic risk events, Tuesday sees a major political risk event unfold as Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) vote on whether to align themselves in a "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Meanwhile, speculators of a nervous disposition should close all positions on Thursday to await the results of January's personal consumption expenditure data - a key measure of US inflation, and the one most closely followed by the Federal Reserve when considering policy moves.
Germany - coalition vote
European markets were soothed by news five weeks ago that talks were back on between the CDU and SPD on forming a coalition government.
As the Tuesday postal polling day approaches - results due on Sunday, 4 March - the euro has been edging lower. A sign perhaps that investors are, again, getting edgy over the political fate of the eurozone's largest economy.
SPD leader Martin Schulz resigned last week over criticisms he was more concerned about gaining cabinet positions than the political manifesto of the potential alliance.
Markets are obviously concerned that a new SPD leader could ditch coalition plans and remain in opposition - weakening Merkel's hand in government and increasing the probability of another general election. Merkel's ratings have declined significantly since last year's election.
Tomasz Wieladek at Barclays wrote last week: "The grand coalition treaty is on thin ice and a 'no' vote could lead to either a minority government or new elections."
Amid these possible machinations, the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) to become the country's second-largest party has not escaped the market's notice.
A 'no' vote from the SPD on coalition rule would strengthen the populist AfD's position and could cause some market tensions in the following weeks.
US inflation - personal consumption expenditure (PCE)
The PCE measure of inflation is the one considered by the Fed to be the most reliable in describing price pressures and inflationary expectations. Thus, it is the inflation measure the Fed uses when deliberating monetary policy decisions.
Thursday's data is expected to show the core PCE rate remain at 1.5% for January - the same level as in December - unlike consumer price inflation, which rose to a headline annual rate of 2.1% in January, according to data published just under two weeks ago.
But the PCE measure is moving very slowly. It was stuck at 1.4% in October, and while pipeline inflation pressures have appeared to move the CPI measure, PCE remains steadfastly glacial its advance to the Fed's 2% target rate.
Of course, a sudden movement higher would alarm the markets, but signs of movement might, at least, coalesce the Fed in its rate policy and provide some support for the dollar.
US durable goods orders
Tuesday's data on durable goods orders for January is expected to show another volatile reading after December's meaty-looking 2.9% rise was skewed by a surge in demand for civilian aviation equipment.
Orders for long-lasting goods in January, therefore, are expected to have fallen by 2%. However, the less volatile measure that strips out transportation goods is seen rising 0.2% following December's 0.6% rise.
Best of the rest
It's hard to pick out the best of what remains, as much of the rest of next week's data releases are preliminary purchasing manager index (PMI) surveys of the manufacturing sectors.
Important in delivering an insight into current business activity and future expectations, the keenest eyes will be on the US Institute for Supply Management manufacturing PMI for February, published on Thursday, after the January PMI hit a 13-year high, with the employment sub-index hitting a new record.
Some slowing was evident in the January PMI in the eurozone as business activity in core nations Germany and France dipped, albeit from high levels.
Among the large corporations reporting in the US this week include Macy's on Tuesday, Broadcom and Valeant Pharma on Wednesday, Barnes & Noble and The Gap on Thursday and JC Penney on Friday.
A big week for builders and their suppliers in the UK this week: builders Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Bovis Homes report on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively, while builder's merchant Travis Perkins reports on Wednesday.
Also in the UK, Bunzl reports on Monday, while Drax Group and Standard Chartered are on Tuesday. Wednesday brings Admiral Group, ITV and Man Group, while Thursday sees Capita, National Express and WPP.