For the week ended 31 July 2015
- US GDP grows at 2.3% pace in Q2
- Fed remains tightlipped on rate plans
- Rising US home prices weigh on affordability
- Teva–Allergan is latest health care merger
- Profits tumble at large oil firms
Financial markets took a break from recent volatility, and global stocks generally climbed back after a string of daily losses ended Monday. Little significant economic news was reported globally, while US data releases were mixed.