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.