Week Ahead Economic Preview

The focus next week will be China’s Party Congress, with analysts eyeing the twice-a-decade event for announcements that will shape the country’s economic and political environment in coming years. A litany of Chinese data, including third quarter GDP figures, will also provide insights as to recent economic and inflation trends. Meanwhile UK data on retail sales, inflation, employment and wages will help gauge whether the Bank of England will hike interest rates as soon as November.

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