UK industrial and manufacturing production figures will be unveiled on Wednesday along with the nation's latest trade balance data.
Industrial output in August fell 0.7% year-on-year in August, compared to a 1.6% decline in July, according to consensus.
Manufacturing activity, on the other hand, is expected to rise 1% in August, up from a 0.7% drop in the previous month.
Britain's latest trade balance statistics will also be released, with analysts predicting a deficit of £2,050m in August after £3,085m in July.
The data will come a day ahead of the Bank of England's interest rate decision, when the central bank is likely to turn to data to analyse the progress of the UK's economic recovery.
Also on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will release minutes from last month's policy meeting, when it shocked investors with its decision to keep its stimulus measures and interest rate unchanged.
The minutes will likely shed further light on those who are for and against a scaling back of the US central bank's $85bn per month in bond purchases.
Economists had expected a reduction of quantitative easing by $10bn to $5bn but the Fed said it would maintain its policy until it sees a further pickup in the US economy.
Most economic reports in the US will be cancelled on Wednesday due to the government shutdown, as lawmakers struggle to make headway in negotiations over the federal budget and debt ceiling.
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