ECONOMIC DATA ANALYSIS BY LLOYDS TSB

International bond yields rose further last week as firmer growth signals from the US, China and Germany and inflation signs in the UK added to fears of policy tightening. This week provides key releases for markets to digest.

Focus turns to growth

International bond yields rose further last week as firmer growth signals from the US, China and Germany and inflation signs in the UK added to fears of policy tightening. This week provides key releases for markets to digest. The US FOMC announcement on Wednesday will eclipse President Obama’s State of the Union address in financial market’s eyes. First estimates of Q4 GDP are due both from the US and UK. UK markets will also pour over the minutes to January’s MPC meeting.

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