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According to analysts at Danske Bank, the key event on the calendar today will be the Norges Bank meeting.

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“We think Norges Bank is unlikely to react to distorted summer data and global risks. Hence, we do not expect any new signals today and still pencil in a September rate hike.”

“Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU resume in Brussels. Brexit day draws closer, but while the EU is signalling that it wants September to be a decisive month in the divorce negotiations, the UK’s Theresa May prefers a late-autumn deadline.”

“We will also get UK retail sales for July, which markets tend to keep an eye on, despite it being quite volatile and a poor predictor of private consumption as measured in GDP.”

“US housing starts and building permits for June are due out and we will look out for a rebound in July from the drop in June, given the volatile nature of the numbers and elevated business sentiment.”