Notable business events scheduled for the coming week:
--The National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for July.
--The Commerce Department releases durable goods and new home sales for July.
--The Federal Housing Finance Agency releases June home price index, 10 a.m.
--Monthly Ifo index of German business confidence released.
--France's L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, releases financial results.
--Japan releases July trade data.
-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. The Conference Board releases leading indicators for July.
--Bank of China, Petro China release financial results.
--The Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product.
--The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index, 10 a.m.
--Japan releases data on consumer prices, employment and household spending.