Jobless claims jump to a one month high. Eurozone manufacturing and service output decline for the seventh straight month. China's manufacturing purchasing managers' index falls to a nine-month low.
Japan’s trade deficit widens. Investors await the latest housing market data and US central bank minutes. The Chicago Fed President thinks there should be more accommodation. Toll Bros. reports better than expected quarterly results.
The markets await the meeting between the German and French leaders. The Greek Prime Minister is expected to request an extension to fulfill fiscal targets. Spanish borrowing costs decline. Urban Outfitters posts above-consensus quarterly results.
The central bank says a report that it plans to cap government bond yields is "misleading." Bundesbank warns of risks from a bond buying program. Lowe's quarterly results disappoint.
The read is expected to show improvement. The Conference Board's July index of leading indicators is predicted to rise. The benchmark 10-year Treasury is flat. J.M. Smucker’s and Foot Locker’s quarterly results beat expectations.
The inflation index is unchanged in July. The core number is up less than expected. The Empire state general business conditions gauge weakens to below zero. Investors await Cisco’s quarterly results.
The gain is stronger than expected in July. The June figure is downwardly revised. The producer price index increases. Home Depot shares rise in premarket trading after the company raises its full-year earnings outlook.
The Japanese economy grows less than expected. The country’s export sector is hit by the European debt crisis and strong yen. The 10-year Treasury ticks higher. Activist investor Nelson Peltz will join the board of Ingersoll-Rand.
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