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Financial markets' focus will shift towards this side of the Pond on Thursday as two top European Central Bank officials take to the podium against a backdrop of rising government bond yields.
The flow of economic data is scheduled to slow in the middle of the week with the spotlight expected to fall on a final reading for German gross domestic product in the last three months of 2020.
The focus on Tuesday will be on the UK employment report for December which is expected to show only a moderate increase in the rate of unemployment for the three months to year-end.
The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on a raft of survey results out of Europe and the US which are expected a slight improvement on this side of the Pond but a dip in activity Stateside.
Financial markets' attention on Thursday will continue to be trained on the US where investors will be digesting a barrage of key economic indicators.
Financial markets' attention on Wednesday will be squarely on a raft of tier one economic reports due out in the US which will help them to take stock of how that economy is faring.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the ZEW institute's economic expectations index for Germany.
The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on a preliminary reading for fourth quarter UK gross domestic product.
The economic calendar on Thursday will be exceedingly light with a reading on weekly US unemployment claims the only event that might easily move markets.
Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will shift to readings for consumer price inflation from around the world and speeches from the heads of several of the world's main central banks.
The results of two closely-followed surveys will keep the US labour market on investors' radar on Tuesday.
The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on the US non-farm payrolls report for January.
All eyes will be on the Bank of England on Thursday as it tackles the question of whether or not taking Bank Rate into negative territory is an option that should and can be implemented.
Investors' attention will shift back towards the US in the middle of the week amid key data releases and company earnings.
The focus in financial markets will be on a preliminary reading for euro area gross domestic product in the last quarter of 2020.