Watch to Watch in Europe This Week

UK inflation, the Bank of England's interest rate decision and a meeting of eurozone finance ministers are high on the agenda.
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The week ahead is particularly busy for the United Kingdom, where consumer price inflation data are released on Tuesday. Inflation is expected to have risen to 2.7% in August, slightly higher than July's 2.6% and above the 2% official target.

This could make life difficult for members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, which meets on Thursday to discuss monetary policy. Interest rates are at a historic low of 0.25%, and at the last meeting only two out of the eight members of the committee voted for a rate increase.

On Friday, a meeting of eurozone finance ministers known as the Eurogroup takes place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, the country that currently holds the European Union's rotating presidency. The economic, monetary and capital markets union, as well as customs and taxation issues are on the official agenda of the meeting. But the finance ministers are sure to discuss the challenges posed by Brexit as well, if not officially, at least informally.

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