Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week
By The Associated Press
MONDAY, June 17
WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for June, 10 a.m.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland â¿¿ President Barack Obama attends the summit meeting in Northern Ireland of the Group of Eight leading industrial nations, through June 18.TUESDAY, June 18 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for May, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for May, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy. WEDNESDAY, June 19 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and economic forecast due at 2:00 p.m. Eastern; Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:30 p.m. FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results. Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish clothing retailer, reports quarterly financial results. THURSDAY, June 20 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for May, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for May, 10 a.m. Oracle Corp. reports quarterly financial results. The Kroger Co. reports quarterly financial results. LUXEMBOURG â¿¿ European finance ministers meet to discuss the current financial crisis. FRANKFURT, Germany â¿¿ Europe's financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a regular quarterly meeting. FRIDAY, June 21 LUXEMBOURG â¿¿ European Union finance ministers meet to discuss the current financial crisis.
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