Business events scheduled for Tuesday

Calendar of major business events scheduled for Tuesday

Associated Press

All times are Eastern.

Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday:

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — 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.

CHINA — HSBC preliminary China manufacturing purchasing managers' index.

SYDNEY — The government will outline Australia's worsening deficit problem due in part to a slump in iron ore and coal prices.

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