Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:

All times are Eastern.

MONDAY, Aug. 27

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 28

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for August, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Aug. 30

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.