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- Eurozone inflation fell to its lowest level since October 2021 and sits below economists’ expectations. Consumer prices within the bloc rose 4.3% in September which was less than August’s 5.2% rate and below economist projections of 4.5%. This slowdown in inflation added to expectations that the European Central Bank may have reached a peak in interest rates.
- Data from the Official of National Statistics shows that the UK economy has bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic quicker than expected. In Q2 of 2023 GDP was 1.8% above pre-pandemic levels which is much higher than previous expectations of it sitting 0.2% below. The numbers now show that the GDP rebound has been similar to that of France and slightly better than Germany.
- The pound fell to a new six-month low in the middle of last week as the pound recorded its worst month since last year’s mini budget. Sterling has been under pressure as concerns persist that high interest rates may tip the UK economy into a recession. At last week’s low, the pound was down 7.2% from the middle of July and 3.4% from the beginning of September.
- UK September PMI data released, October 4th, 9:30am.
- US initial jobless claims data released, October 5th, 1:30pm.
- US September unemployment rate data released, October 6th, 1:30pm.
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