European Economics Preview: Eurozone Flash PMI Data Due


Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from euro area and public sector finance from the UK are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 3.00 am ET, IHS Markit publishes France's flash purchasing managers' survey results. The composite PMI is seen falling to 54.6 in September from 54.9 in August.

Half an hour later, Germany's flash composite PMI data is due. Economists forecast the composite index to drop to 55.4 in September from 55.6 in August.

At 4.00 am ET, Eurozone flash PMI results are due. The composite reading is seen at 54.5 in September, unchanged from August.

In the meantime, Statistics Poland publishes retail sales data for August. Economists forecast sales to grow 1 percent on month, following a 0.3 percent drop in July.

At 4.30 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK public sector finance data. The budget deficit is seen at GBP 3.4 billion in August compared to a surplus of GBP 2 billion in July.