Business events scheduled for the coming week

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

All times are Eastern

MONDAY, Oct. 27

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for September, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

TUESDAY, Oct. 28

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for September, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

GENEVA — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, reports its third-quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports third-quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

PARIS — Sanofi reports third-quarter results.


WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

PARIS — Renault reports third-quarter sales.


WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases October unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

MADRID — The National Statistics Institute releases preliminary GDP figures for the third quarter.

FRIDAY, Oct. 31

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.