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MNI Global Morning Briefing

MNI (London)

Tuesday sees a full session of data releases, with Euro area preliminary flash GDP, French flash inflation and the New York ISM index the main points of interest,

Euro are Preliminary Flash GDP seen lower.

After the recovery in in Q3, the euro area is seen contracting in Q4, giving back ground and falling by a forecast 0.9% Q/Q, or an annualised contraction of 5.3% on year. The economy snapped back sharply in Q3, growing a by a record 12.5% q/q, as the reopening of the economy helped the bounceback from the record decline in Q2. Eurostat will publish the data at 1000GMT.

French January inflation edging higher.

French consumer prices are expected to be flat m/m on both a headline and harmonised basis in January slipping from +0.2% in December, although on an annual basis, HICP is expected to recover to 0.5% from 0% in December.

Fed speakers in the afternoon session include Dallas Fed's Robert Kaplan, NY Fed's John Williams and Cleveland Fed's Loretta Mester.

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