Inflation from Germany and unemployment from Spain are the major statistical reports due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
At 2.45 am ET, the French statistical office Insee is slated to release consumer sentiment survey results. The index is seen unchanged at 90 in July.
At 3.00 am ET, the Swiss KOF leading index and Spain unemployment reports are due. The Swiss leading index is forecast to rise marginally to 1.2 in July from 1.16 points in June. The number of unemployed is seen at 24,650 in the second quarter compared to 24,440 in the first quarter.
Half an hour later, Sweden's retail sales are due. Economists forecast retail sales to rise 0.2 percent month-on-month after increasing 0.4 percent in May.
Italy's business confidence data is due at 4.00 am ET. Business sentiment is expected to drop to 88.5 in July from 88.9 a month ago.
Italy plans to sell EUR 8.5 billion BOT short-term bills. The results are due at 5.00 am ET.
At 8.00 am ET, Germany's flash inflation data is due. Economists forecast EU harmonized inflation to ease to 1.9 percent in July from 2 percent in June. On a monthly basis, the harmonized index is seen rising 0.4 percent.
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