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According to analysts at Danske Bank, Brexit remains very much in focus this week, with three key votes in the House of Commons coming up starting Tuesday.

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“We think the most likely outcome is that the House of Commons will vote in favour of asking the EU27 for a short extension of Article 50.”

“The US-China trade talks are also entering the final stage and markets will keep an eye on any headlines announcing a date for the summit between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.”

“In the euro area, we get German industrial production figures for January today. Factory orders on Friday showed another monthly decline of 2.6% m/m, but the details revealed that orders from car manufacturers continued to recover in a further sign that activity in the sector is normalising.”

“In the US, retail sales for January will be an important gauge for the strength of the US economy currently. In December, the retail sales control group fell by 1.8% m/m, the biggest drop since January 2000. We think the drop was a one-off and look for January’s numbers to come in at 1.0% m/m (3.3% y/y).”