At 09: 45. Bank of England Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes, no changes in the monetary policy were announced during the February meeting, this month is expected to remain unchanged. The unemployment rate for January will be announced at the same time, December results surprised strongly on the upside as the rate dropped from 7.4% to 7.1% a month ago.
Euro Zone Construction Output for December will be released at 10:00. The output posted its third consecutive monthly decline in November, following a 1.1 drop the previous month.
At the same time will be the Swiss ZEW Economic Sentiment for February. The Index showed some decline in January from 39.4 a month ago, but it remains firmly in the positive territory.
At 13: 30, two news releases concerning the US economy in January, including the New Residential Construction, residential construction eased during the last month of 2013 as both the housing starts and building permits went down.
Canadian Wholesale Trade for December is at the same time, sales posted no monthly change in November, grew by 1.2% a month ago.
At 19: 00, the U.S Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes, the January meeting was the last one for the outgoing Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.
New Zealand Producer Price Index for the fourth quarter is coming at 17:45, the Index came in much stronger than expected in the third quarter, following a point 6% gain during the previous month.
And Finally at 23:50 is the Japanese trade balance for January, the trade deficit showed some improvement in December as exports went up while imports posted a monthly decline.
So this was the Economic Calendar for Wednesday. We’ll be back with our next overview of key events for Thursday. goodbye…
* All times are GMT