Business events scheduled for the coming week

MONDAY, Aug. 12

WASHINGTON — Treasury releases federal budget data for July, 2 p.m. Eastern.

TOKYO — Japan releases second-quarter gross domestic product figures.

TUESDAY, Aug. 13

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for June, 10 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases preliminary second-quarter gross domestic product figures.

Deere & Co. reports quarterly results.

Macy's Inc. reports quarterly results.

Cisco Systems Inc. reports quarterly results.

THURSDAY, Aug. 15

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July, 9:15 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for August, 10 a.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports quarterly results.

Nordstrom Inc. reports quarterly results.

FRIDAY, Aug. 16

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.