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European Economics Preview: France Industrial Output, Business Sentiment Due

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Industrial production and business confidence survey results from France are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 1.45 am ET, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs is set to release Swiss unemployment data. The jobless rate is expected to remain unchanged at seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent in December.

At 2.00 am ET, consumer and producer prices are due from Statistics Norway. Economists forecast inflation to ease marginally to 1.5 percent in December from 1.6 percent in November.

At 2.30 am ET, Bank of France publishes business confidence survey results. The business sentiment index is seen unchanged at 97 in December.

At 2.45 am ET, France's statistical office Insee releases industrial output data for November. Output is expected to rise 0.1 percent on month, slower than the 0.4 percent rise in October.

At 3.00 am ET, Spain's INE is scheduled to release industrial production for November. In the meantime, industrial and construction output and final GDP figures are due from the Czech Republic.

Half an hour later, Sweden industrial output data for November is due.

At 5.00 am ET, Italy's Istat releases industrial production for November. Economists forecast production to remain flat on month after falling 0.3 percent in October.

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