The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Euro zone Q4 GDP tacks on 0.6%,in line with expectations
In the euro zone gross domestic product managed to grow as anticipated during the fourth quarter, as follows from preliminary official data published on Tuesday.
In its report, Eurostat informed that gross domestic product rallied a seasonally updated 0.6% for the final three months of the previous year. It turned to be in line with consensus estimate.
The third quarter expansion was updated higher to 0.7% versus the previous outcome of 0.6%.
Gross domestic product in the euro zone went up 2.7% in the fourth quarter year-on-year. That’s quite in line with estimates and compared to the 2.8% jump observed in the previous quarter that was updated up from the initial outcome of 2.6% surge.
After the publication of the GDP data, the currency pair EUR/USD remained intact, showing an outcome of 1.2398. At the same time EUR/GBP hit 0.8812 versus an earlier reading of 0.8810.
Meanwhile, EU stock markets kept trading lower, with SToxx, DAX, CAC 40 and FTSE 10 losing respectively 0.30%, 0.26%, 0.16% and 0.44%.
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The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!