Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, June 17
WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for June, 10 a.m.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — 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 — 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 — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.
WEDNESDAY, June 19
WASHINGTON — 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 — 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 — European finance ministers meet to discuss the current financial crisis.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a regular quarterly meeting.
FRIDAY, June 21
LUXEMBOURG — European Union finance ministers meet to discuss the current financial crisis.