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MARKET EYE WEEKAHEAD-Inflation, earnings key for Indian stocks

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:46 AM ET

* Stock investors are looking forward to inflation data, which is shaping as a key indicator ahead of the RBI policy review on Oct. 30. * A Reuters poll shows wholesale price inflation likely rose to 7.70 percent in September, the highest this year.

* Corporate earnings will also be key, keeping shares volatile. * Among blue chip earnings, Reliance Industries

will

post earnings on Monday, while ITC

and Tata Consultancy Services will announce results on Friday. * Auto makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra & Mahindra

, will also unveil new models.

KEY EVENTS Mon: Sept. inflation data Mon: Reliance Industries , Axis Bank earnings

Mon: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visits India (Oct. 15-17) Tues: Maruti Suzuki

launches the new Alto 800 model Tues: Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym faces the media for the first time since his appointment this summer Wedns: HCL Technologies earnings Wedns: Mahindra & Mahindra -controlled Ssangyong Motor launches its first model in India on Wednesday Thurs: ACC , Ambuja Cements earnings Fri: ITC , Tata Consultancy Services earnings

Fri: Weekly bank lending, FX reserves

(manoj.dharra@thomsonreuters.com)