Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. Inflation and Jobs, Japan Household Spending

The week ahead will be a busy one for U.S. economic data, with readings on consumer confidence, gross domestic product and the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge due before the August employment report caps off the week. Elsewhere, Canada will release GDP data, while Japan issues household spending information.

TUESDAY: The Conference Board releases its index on consumer confidence for August. This measure rose sharply in July, as Americans expressed increased faith in both the current and future state of the…

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