Thursday preview: US data, ECB's Lagarde in focus
The focus in financial markets on Thursday will be on a slew of key activity indicators in the US.
Foremost among those will be the retail sales report for August which is expected to reveal another month-on-month drop.
Barclays Research was anticipating an 0.8% fall on the month led by auto sales while waning government support was seen resulting in modest goods consumption in comparison to prior months.
Also due out Stateside are readings on weekly jobless claims and for the Philly Fed's regional factory index.
Across the Channel meanwhile, European Central Bank boss, Christine Lagarde, is scheduled to speak at 1330 BST at an event hosted by HEC Paris.
No major economic announcements are scheduled in the UK.
Thursday 16 September
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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Balance of Trade (EU) (10:00)
Business Inventories (US) (15:00)
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Retail Sales (US) (13:30)
International Personal Finance
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