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European Economics Preview: French Consumer, Business Sentiment Data Due

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Consumer and business sentiment survey results from France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway is set to issue unemployment and retail sales data. The jobless rate is forecast to rise to 4 percent in March from 3.5 percent in the preceding period.

At 2.45 am ET, France's Insee publishes consumer and business confidence survey results. The consumer sentiment index is forecast to fall to 92 in May from 95 in April. The business confidence index is seen at 85 versus 82 a month ago.

At 3.00 am ET, unemployment data from Hungary is due.

At 3.30 am ET, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is set to speak at the European Youth Event 2020.

In the meantime, Statistics Sweden publishes producer prices for April. Prices had fallen 3.6 percent annually in March.

At 4.00 am ET, unemployment data from Norway and manufacturing Purchasing Managers' survey from Austria are due.

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