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Europe Week Ahead: Squabbling Italians, enigmatic bankers

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 03:24

Mar. 1 - No change on policy expected, but ECB and BoE policy statements will be scrutinised for clues to future moves, while Italy’s politicians face another week of squabbling in search of a coalition deal.

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This is a look ahead to next week's key political and financial events Thursday as the big day with the latest policy decisions from the European central bank and Bank of England. No change expected from either both keeping interest rates -- the lowest ever -- point 75% for the ECB and half of 1% in the UK. But the pressure on both to ease policy soon is building in the eurozone that a section shows no sign of professing an unemployment its all time highs. Meanwhile PMI figures today -- the UK manufacturing sector shrank in February stoking fears of a triple dip recession. Any -- nick Parsons says stuff forecast on inflation and growth will be key to the -- -- next week's comments from the ECB chief money driving. We stop for a position. Where. HI CP the of their preferred measure of inflation. His focus to one point 4%. Full 2014. They're probably some downside risks to that's -- look. And therefore it would be no surprise to see missed a -- be questioned. Quite forcefully. On what the extent to which in interest rates car was discussed. Italy's politicians face and all of -- wrangling over how to overcome the gridlock caused by the election. Knowing you will likely ask the president Giorgio Napolitano ruled out and -- the tone for the pools. But like on coalition looks equally unlikely after Centre left leader pier Luigi but Sonny said it would be no deal with former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. What today's economic -- -- just talk about things on and Italy with youth unemployment hitting a record 59%. Mexico on the dates a fund -- cut for services PMI is from around Europe the eurozone -- seen unchanged from last month but the UK it's forecast to see a small bit. But I could look conservative -- of today's big fan site surprise on the manufacturing front. Also watch out -- provides you know is only GDP and retail sales numbers Monday's retail -- expected to shoulder euros or shoppers stop to expand a little bit more. A quite a few days and -- four major bond auctions though Germany I before billion units a five year debt on Wednesday. -- benefitting the speak from a shop falling yields following that Italian election. -- and funds also coming to market both with bond sales on Thursday -- raising up to seven and a half billion euros Spain will probably -- around five -- Another busy week of European bombings in store next week's buying -- should look up at -- up with numbers due from HSBC and standard chartered. Both lenders -- posting higher profits thanks to -- mix of asset sales and revenue growth. Also keep an eye out for results from going -- that's on Tuesday. The matchup with extra time -- a close to completion with investors looking for clues to strategy on asset sales cost cutting and future deals. Numbers from instructor at the same day. On the first we will hear from -- -- and best those watching to see if price cuts and -- -- -- lightens up paying off for the world's number two retailer. Meanwhile automakers got -- and Geneva for Europe's biggest console via join us on Tuesday and Wednesday for all the big name interviews. He'll be speaking citi's chief executives of I would -- beat WTO. The -- on the Lamborghini. That's a look ahead to next week I'm -- we gave up the symbolic of.

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Europe Week Ahead: Squabbling Italians, enigmatic bankers

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 03:24