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Tuesday throws up a full data calendar, with UK public finance data first up. Also in the UK, the CBI Industrial Trends data will be published. Ahead of that. Sweden's Riksbank will release its latest policy decision.
UK Borrowing Seen Up Markedly in August (0700 BST)
The public sector finances took a turn for the worse last month, with analysts' forecasting an increase in borrowing to GBP15.6 billion.
Borrowing fell to GBP10.353 billion in July, the lowest month since the start of the pandemic save January, when borrowing was dampened by the payment of self-assessment taxes. July is likely to be revised lower, in line with later iterations of borrowing data in every month since the onset of Covid.
Debt interest is likely to rise from the GBP3.4 billion paid out in July, with the increase in RPI between May and June (the reference period for setting August interest payments) rising to 0.6 percentage points, up from 0.4 percentage points between April and May. However payments will remain significantly below the GBP8.7 billion in June (when RPI rose by 1.4 percentage points over the March-to-April reference period).
VAT receipts, which increased by an annual rate of 10.8% in July, were likely dampened by the relaxation on taxes on restaurant meals during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme that ran through August. Even after the July increase, VAT receipts remained 6.5% below pre-Covid levels.
Borrowing will also be lifted by another GBP800 million instalment payment to the European Union, following similar disbursements in June and July. The Exchequer will be issued with a new divorce bill this month.
Riksbank on Hold (0900 BST)
Sweden's Riksbank will likely raise much of its inflation projection through to next summer in its monetary policy report on Tuesday, due to base effects as the pandemic crisis eases, but could wait to get a better fix on whether price rises prove sticky before adjusting a projection for rates to stay unchanged at zero for the full three-year horizon.
The Riksbank could also provide some form of guidance to suggest that a change to the rates projection may soon be forthcoming, and some analysts expect this to occur in the November meeting, with an indication of a move from zero at the end of the three-year period. But some members of the central bank's board have argued that there is no rush to tighten after a prolonged period of inflation undershooting and the economic shock of Covid.
US homebuilding pace quickens (1330 BST)
The pace of homebuilding quickened in August despite severe storms and flooding in major metro areas like New York and Philadelphia. Housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.550 million through the month, according to Bloomberg, slightly higher than July's 1.534 million-unit pace.
Building permits are expected to dip, with Bloomberg forecasting a slight slowdown to a SAAR of 1.598 million from 1.635 million in July.
Policymakers speaking include ECB VP Luis de Guindos, while the Fed gather for the first day of the two day policy meeting.