Friday preview: UK fourth quarter GDP, US consumer confidence in focus
Consensus is for a slight 0.5% quarter-on-quarter increase in the pace of expansion, following the 16.0% rebound seen over the three months to September.
Nevertheless, Friday's data are also expected to lay bare the extent of the damage wrought by the pandemic across 2020, with GDP expected to be a bit more than 8% below its year earlier level.
Also due out are monthly readings for construction, industrial and services output, alongside December data on foreign trade.
Stateside the focus will be on a preliminary reading for consumer confidence in the month of February, courtesy of the University of Michigan.
No major economic releases are scheduled in the euro area or in Asia.
Friday 12 February
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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Industrial Production (EU) (10:00)
U. of Michigan Confidence (Prelim) (US) (15:00)
Remote Monitored Systems
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UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Balance of Trade (07:00)
GDP (Preliminary) (07:00)
Gross Domestic Product (07:00)
Index of Services (07:00)
Industrial Production (07:00)
Manufacturing Production (07:00)
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