Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, Nov. 18
WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for November, 10 a.m. Eastern.
TUESDAY, Nov. 19
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.
BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.
PARIS — The OECD will publish its latest Economic Outlook, containing analysis and projections for its member countries and other major economies.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for October, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for September, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for October, 10 a.m.
TOKYO — The Japanese manufacturers dominating the biannual Tokyo show are out to dominate the world with alternative fuel vehicles. By Yuri Kageyama.
THURSDAY, Nov. 21
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for October, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for October, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, Nov. 22
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for September, 10 a.m.