US gross domestic product (GDP) figures on Thursday are expected to be revised to show the world's biggest economy expanded more than initially reported.
The report will reveal a 2.2% annualised growth rate in the second quarter, instead of the 1.7% originally posted, consensus shows.
US initial jobless claims will also be released for the week ending August 24th. Economists predict claims to come in 331,000, compared to 336,000 a week earlier.
The data comes at a pivotal moment for the US as the Federal Reserve weighs up whether to begin scaling back its $85bn per month in bond purchases.
The central bank is expected to start at its next meeting in September so long as the economy has shown enough improvement.
In Germany, the consumer price index for August is pegged to fall to 1.7% from the previous month's 1.9%.
Europe's largest economy's unemployment rate will also be unveiled and is expected to hold steady at 6.8% in August, while the number of jobless is forecast to drop by 5,000 compared to last month's decline of 7,000.
At the same time European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member Jens Weidmann speaks on "the currency union as stability union" in Hamburg.
Weidmann has recently urged governments not to rely on the ECB to solve their problems and is opposed to the central bank's bond purchase programme.
At an ambassadors meeting in Berlin, he said the crisis could not be solved with monetary policy. "It is not a secret that I see specifically the government bond purchase programmes in a critical fashion," Weidmann said in the text of a speech.
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