Consumer confidence from France is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 3.00 am ET, Germany’s statistical office Destatis is scheduled to issue import prices figures. Economists forecast import prices to fall 3.9 percent year-on-year in February after declining 4.4 percent in January.

In the meantime, the U.K. Nationwide house price data is due. House prices are forecast to rise 5.3 percent year-on-year in March after increasing 5.7 percent in February.

At 3.45 am ET, the French statistical office Insee is slated to release monthly consumer confidence survey results. The corresponding index is expected to rise marginally to 93 in March from 92 in February.

Hungary’s unemployment data is due at 4.00 am ET. The jobless rate is expected to remain unchanged at 7.4 percent in February.

At 4.00 am ET, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Andrew Haldane will speak at a workshop on socio-economic complexity, Netherlands.

Half an hour later, Statistics Sweden is slated to publish retail sales data. Retail sales are forecast to rise 3.6 percent year-on-year in February following January’s 5.1 percent increase.

At 4.45 am ET, BoE Governor Mark Carney is set to speak at a conference in Frankfurt.

Industrial orders from Italy and retail sales and unemployment from Norway are due at 5.00 am ET. Norwegian retail sales are forecast to rise 0.5 percent on a monthly basis in February reversing a 0.7 percent fall in January. The jobless rate is seen unchanged at 3 percent in March.

At 5.15 am ET, Bank of England policymaker Ben Broadbent is scheduled to deliver a speech at Imperial Business School, London.

Italy’s retail sales data is due at 6.00 am ET. After falling 0.2 percent on a monthly basis in December, sales are forecast to grow 0.1 percent in January.

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