MONDAY, Aug. 13
TOKYO - Japan releases second-quarter gross domestic product.
TUESDAY, Aug. 14
WASHINGTON - Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for June, 10 a.m.
BERLIN - Germany releases second-quarter GDP figures; Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15
WASHINGTON - Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for August, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, Aug. 16
WASHINGTON - Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, Aug. 17
WASHINGTON - Conference Board releases leading indicators for July, 10 a.m.