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European Economics Preview: Germany Foreign Trade Data Due

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Foreign trade from Germany and industrial production from France are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 1.00 am ET, September industrial output and orders from Statistics Finland is due.

At 1.45 am ET, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs is set to issue Swiss unemployment data. The jobless rate is forecast to remain unchanged at 2.3 percent in October.

At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is set to issue Germany's foreign trade figures. Exports are expected to grow 0.3 percent on month and imports to remain flat in September.

At 2.45 am ET, France industrial production, balance of payment and foreign trade figures are due. Economists expect manufacturing output to rise 0.2 percent on month in September, in contrast to a 0.8 percent fall in August.

At 3.00 am ET, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office is set to issue consumer prices and industrial production. Inflation is seen unchanged at 2.8 percent in October.

At 5.00 am ET, consumer price data is due from Greece. Prices are forecast to drop 0.3 percent on year in October following a 0.1 percent fall in September.

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