European markets seen opening flat
House Democrats expected to vote on Trump's impeachment today
API data hinted at bigger-than-expected decline in oil stocks
European markets are seen opening flat on Wednesday following a mixed session in Asia. Investors will be served two noteworthy readings today - US CPI for December and DOE oil inventories report. The latter may provide some lift for oil prices should it confirm a bigger than expected drop signalled by API yesterday (-5.82 mb). Apart from that, US Vice President Pence is likely to reject a plea to invoke 25th Amendment against Trump and House Democrats are expected to vote on the impeachment articles today. However, it looks like a done deal and the question is whether the Senate will back it.
9:00 am GMT - Italy, industrial production for November. Expected: -0.4% MoM. Previous: 1.3% MoM
10:00 am GMT - Euro area, industrial production for November. Expected: 0.2% MoM. Previous: 2.1% MoM
1:30 pm GMT - US, CPI inflation for December.
Headline. Expected: 1.3% YoY. Previous: 1.2% YoY
Core. Expected: 1.6% YoY. Previous: 1.6% YoY
3:30 pm GMT - DOE report on oil inventories.
Oil inventories. Expected: -2.7 mb
Gasoline inventories. Expected: +3mb
Distillate inventories. Expected: +3mb
Central bankers' speeches
- 9:00 am GMT - ECB President Lagarde
- 6:00 pm GMT - Fed Brainard
- 8:00 pm GMT - Fed Clarida