The Bank of England (BoE) will release its meeting minutes on Wednesday, shedding further light behind the central bank's decision to keep its policy on hold earlier this month.
The BoE kept interest rates at the record low of 0.5% and asset purchases at £375bn at this month's meeting.
The central bank had vowed to maintain its benchmark rate at least until unemployment falls to 7% but a faster than expected pick up in the labour market prompted the BoE to change its forward guidance.
Governor Mark Carney has revised the forward guidance to encompass various factors.
The jobless rate for the three months to December will be released tomorrow and is expected to hold at 7.1%. UK employers may have added 350,000 jobs during the period, up from 280,00 in the prior three months, according to economists' forecasts.
Jobless claims are tipped to fall by 20,000 in January, compared to a drop of 24,000 in December.
In the US later on, the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes will be unveiled.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) last month decided to scale back monthly bond purchases for the second time by $10bn to $65bn.
New Chair Janet Yellen subsequently indicated that Fed was likely to continue reducing monetary stimulus after each meeting until ending it all together later this year.
The FOMC interest rate minutes will offer more information on Fed's decision to taper and its next policy move.
Also in the US tomorrow will be reports including MBA mortgage applications for the week to February 14th and US housing starts for January. Several Fed speakers are also scheduled to take to the podium.
Wednesday February 19th
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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Building Permits (US) (13:30)
FOMC Interest Rate Minutes (US) (19:00)
Housing Starts (US) (13:30)
MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)
Producer Price Index (US) (13:30)
Speech Atlanta Fed President
Speech St.Louis Fed President
Speech San Francisco Fed President
All Industry Activity Index (JP) (08:50)
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UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
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BoE Interest Rate Minutes (09:30)
Claimant Count Rate (09:30)
Unemployment Rate (09:30)
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