European Economics Preview: Germany's Foreign Trade Data Due

Foreign trade data from Germany is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 1.45 am ET, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs is slated to release Swiss unemployment data. The jobless rate is forecast to remain unchanged at seasonally adjusted 3.1 percent in October.

At 2.00 am ET, Destatis releases Germany’s foreign trade figures. Exports are forecast to fall 1.3 percent on month, while imports are expected to climb 0.4 percent in September.

At 2.45 am ET, the Bank of France is scheduled to publish business sentiment survey results. The business confidence index is seen at 105 in October versus 104 in September.

At 3.00 am ET, consumer prices are due from the Czech Republic and Hungary. Czech inflation is forecast to remain unchanged at 2.7 percent in October. Hungary’s inflation is expected to ease to 2.3 percent in October from 2.5 percent in September.

At 5.00 am ET, the Hellenic Statistical Authority releases Greece’s consumer prices and unemployment figures.

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