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Analysts at Nomura suggest that for the UK markets, the focus will be on the release of August CPI and PPI data to gauge the overall strength of the economy.

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“We expect a small fall in inflation from 2.5% to 2.4% in August. This would be the same as the BoE’s estimate, though the MPC had expected inflation to rise to 2.6% in July which would have implied a 0.2pp fall (rather than a 0.1pp fall based on July’s actual outturn). RPI surprised on the downside in July on a narrowing of the RPI-CPI wedge. We assume that a partial reversal of this narrowing in August will raise RPI inflation to 3.3%, from 3.2%.”

Producer prices, Aug: Input prices look set to rise modestly due to the inflationary effect of a fall in GBP in August (down over 2% vs. USD and 1% vs. EUR) being only partially offset by a decline in commodity prices. The combination of still-elevated output price readings in the surveys and higher petrol prices will, we believe, push headline output prices up by 0.3% during the month (0.2% core).”