Business events scheduled for the coming week

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

All times are Eastern

MONDAY, Sept. 15

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August, 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 16

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.


WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

MADRID —Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents earnings for the first six months of 2014.

THURSDAY, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for August, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a meeting.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank hands out the first batch of low-interest, long-term loans to banks. The cheap money, which banks don't have to pay back until 2018, is aimed at getting banks to loan to companies and support an economy that's struggling to grow.

FRIDAY, Sept. 19

WASHINGTON — Conference Board releases leading indicators for August, 10 a.m.