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Chinese inflation data in focus

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Revised GDP data for the fourth quarter are due from Japan on Monday. The Euro zone then releases the latest Sentix Investor Confidence Index. From North America, Canada publishes housing starts numbers while employment trends data are out in the US.

On Tuesday, focus will be on China’s inflation data. This would be important to watch as China is the second largest economy of the world. From Australia, we have the National Australia Bank latest business conditions survey.

On Wednesday, focus is back on China where industrial output and retail sales numbers are out.
From the UK, the Office for National Statistics publishes latest industrial production numbers.

On Thursday, the Australian dollar could see some volatility due to Australian employment data.
Also on Thursday, the kiwi will face a key risk event as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will announce its latest monetary policy decision.

Looking to Europe, inflation numbers are out in France, Germany and Spain, while Eurostat releases industrial output figures for the Eurozone. Meanwhile, the UK releases trade data as well as the Bank of England’s first quarterly bulletin of the year.

The rest of the economic calendar on Thursday includes house price information from Canada and retail sales figures and initial jobless claims numbers from the US.

On Friday, Japanese industrial production numbers are released. Europe will be quiet. Canada releases jobs data and the US publishes the University of Michigan consumer sentiment report.

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