Friday preview: Monthly UK GDP data in focus
Chief among those will be a reading on gross domestic product which consensus anticipates will reveal a month-on-month pace of growth of 5.0% following on from a July print of 6.6%.
The Office for National Statistics will release the data at 0700 BST, alongside readings on output from construction and industry, as well as for services and on foreign trade.
Commenting on the outlook for the GDP reading, Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: "This week number may not be quite as good as it gets given that September may well also be a decent month, but economic activity from here on in could well start to tail off significantly as we head into Q4 in the face of tighter restrictions, and concern over a no deal Brexit."
Friday 8 October
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UK Economic Announcements
Index of Services (09:30)
Balance of Trade (09:30)
Industrial Production (09:30)
Gross Domestic Product (09:30)
Manufacturing Production (09:30)
International Economic Announcements
Wholesales Inventories (US) (05:00)