Europe: The Week Ahead (Feb. 4-8)

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Summary

  • The European calendar is gearing-up for a busy round of economic releases, central bank decisions, and ongoing developments in the UK, as its date to exit the EU draws closer.
  • Chris Williamson, IHS Markit’s chief business economist, highlighted ongoing auto sector weakness, Brexit worries, trade wars and the Yellow Vest protests in France as factors dampening Euro Area growth.
  • Meanwhile, the BoE is on tap to announce its interest rate decision, after noting in December that uncertainties over Brexit have weighed on UK financial markets.
  • On the corporate front, Daimler is slated to announce its full year 2018 financial results, as well as hold its annual press conference.

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the European region in the week beginning February 4.

Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on February 1, 2018.

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