Thursday preview: US jobless claims, Philly Fed survey in focus
Financial markets' focus on Thursday will continue to be on the US with investors worldwide likely to still be digesting the implications of the prior night's Federal Reserve policy decision.
Against that backdrop, at 1330 BST the Department of Labor will release weekly jobless claims figures.
They are expected to show a drop in first time claims from 376,000 during the prior week to 350,000.
Secondary claims data - which are more closely linked to hiring - also bear watching, as continued declines might help to take some of the sting out of the shift in the Fed's rate hike projections published the night before.
Also due out is the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's closely-followed regional manufacturing index covering the month of May.
Across the Channel, the only data due out are a reading on German producer prices for May, followed by euro area current account data for April.
No major economic releases are scheduled in the UK.
Further afield, rate-setters in Indonesia and Taiwan are due to meet overnight to decide on policy.
Thursday 17 June
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Consumer Price Index (EU) (10:00)
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Philadelphia Fed Index (US) (13:30)
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