House price growth in the UK slowed in January, as did the rate of new houses coming onto the market, according to data from British mortgage lender Halifax on Wednesday
German factory orders recorded an upswing in December 2017, adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation, orders jumped 3.8% the Economy Ministry in Berlin said on Tuesday.
The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium show growth in retail post-holiday season was sluggish at best. In January, UK retail sales crept up 0.6% from the same period last year but food sales bucked the trend.
The US economy likely picked up in January as survey data suggested services sector activity reached its highest level in over 12 years.
UK new car sales stayed in reverse gear during January, falling 6.3% on the same period in 2017 due to political uncertainty and fears over higher taxes on diesels.
Monetary policy decisions from three major central banks are announced this week, and topping the bill is the Bank of England (BoE), where a surprisingly strong fourth-quarter growth reading could make the outcome a little more interesting