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European Economics Preview: UK Unemployment Data Due

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Labor market statistics from the UK and economic confidence from Germany are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK unemployment data for August. The jobless rate is forecast to rise to 4.3 percent in three months to August from 4.1 percent in the preceding period.

In the meantime, final consumer price data is due from Germany. According to preliminary estimate, consumer prices decreased 0.2 percent on year in September after staying flat in August.

At 3.00 am ET, industrial production from Turkey and Hungary are due. Turkey's industrial output is seen rising 3 percent in August after climbing 4.4 percent in July.

Half an hour later, Statistics Sweden publishes consumer price figures for September. Inflation is seen at 0.6 percent versus 0.8 percent in August.

At 5.00 am ET, Germany's ZEW economic confidence survey results are due. Economists forecast the economic sentiment index to fall to 73.0 in October from 77.4 in September.

At 8.30 am ET, the International Monetary Fund is set to publish the World Economic Outlook report.

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