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Key Events

Monday: Eurozone CPI

Tuesday: N/A

Wednesday: BoJ Interest Rate Decision, UK CPI, New Zealand GDP

Thursday: SNB Interest Rate Decision, Norges Bank Interest Rate Decision, EU leaders expected to discuss Brexit

Friday: Japan CPI, Eurozone Markit Manufacturing, Services and Composite PMIs (Flash), Canada CPI

Sunday: JMMC meeting in...

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  • Bank of England expected to lift its base rate by 25bps from 0.50% to 0.75%; vote split expected to be 7-2
  • Recent UK data points and MPC rhetoric has lead to markets pricing in a circa 80-90% chance of a hike
  • Little in the way of material changes are expected for inflation and growth forecasts with the economy having developed largely in-fitting with the MPC’s expectations

BACKGROUND

After what has been a complex year thus far for the Old Lady,...

  • Unanimous expectations look for the ECB to leave its three key rates unchanged
  • Not much in the way of fireworks expected given last month’s policy adjustments
  • Draghi likely to be mindful of trade tensions and grilled on timing of rate lift-off  

BACKGROUND

PREVIOUS MEETING: Last time around, the ECB announced a reduction in monthly sovereign bond purchases to EUR 15bln/month, through the end of 2018 when it will end (current EUR 30bln/month...

  • Unanimous expectations look for the ECB to leave its three key rates unchanged
  • Will the ECB unveil their blueprint for winding down their PSPP or will they ‘kick the can down the road’ to July?
  • Questions likely to be raised on the Bank’s view surrounding the latest developments in Italian politics
  • Macro projections likely to see oil prices curtail 2018 growth...
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Key Events

  • Monday: UK Markit/CIPS Construction PMI
  • Tuesday: Japanese Services PMI, Caixin Services PMI, RBA Rate Decision, EZ Markit Services and Manufacturing PMI,
  • US ISM Non-Manufacturing, UK Markit/CIPS Services PMI
  • Wednesday: Australian GDP
  • Thursday: EZ GDP (3rd Reading)
  • Friday: Japanese GDP, Canadian Jobs Data, G7 meeting in Canada
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