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The week ahead will see the RBNZ holding its monetary policy meeting. Interest rates in New Zealand should remain unchanged at this week’s meeting. On the economic front, GDP will form the dominant theme this week.
The UK will be releasing its advance quarterly GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2018. Manufacturing, industrial and construction output reports will come out as well. The data will be key as it will provide further insights into how the UK economy fared as it heads closer to the Brexit deadline.
Japan will also be releasing its preliminary GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2018. Japan’s GDP contracted 0.6% in the third quarter of the year, but economic activity should expand in the fourth quarter of the year.
The Eurozone’s GDP estimates are on the tap this week. GDP should show a 0.2% increase during the quarter ending December.
Data from the United States this week will see the producer prices index data coming out followed by the retail sales rep...
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