MARKET EYE WEEKAHEAD-Inflation, earnings key for Indian stocks


* Stock investors are looking forward to inflation data, whichis shaping as a key indicator ahead of the RBI policy review onOct. 30.* A Reuters poll shows wholesale price inflation likely rose to7.70 percent in September, the highest this year.

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


post earnings on Monday, while ITC

and Tata ConsultancyServiceswill announce results on Friday.* Auto makers, including Maruti Suzukiand Mahindra &Mahindra

, will also unveil new models.

KEY EVENTSMon: Sept. inflation dataMon: Reliance Industries, Axis Bankearnings

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

launches the new Alto 800 modelTues: Tata Motorsmanaging director Karl Slym facesthe media for the first time since his appointment this summerWedns: HCL TechnologiesearningsWedns: Mahindra & Mahindra-controlled Ssangyong Motorlaunches its first model in India on WednesdayThurs: ACC, Ambuja CementsearningsFri: ITC, Tata Consultancy Servicesearnings

Fri: Weekly bank lending, FX reserves