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Money Minute Monday 16 December: a busy run up to Christmas

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to a busy week which includes the latest data on UK employment, plus inflation in both Britain and the eurozone.

It's a relatively busy week in the run up to Christmas.

On Tuesday, we get the latest data on UK employment for October.Unemployment in the UK is at multi-decade lows.There have been signs of a slowdown in recent months however, so the market will focus on whether this has continued.

Then on Wednesday, we get the latest inflation figures for both the UK and the eurozone.In recent months, UK inflation has been behaving itself, while eurozone inflation has been a lot weaker than the central bank would like.

That said, with the election now behind us, economic data for the UK over the next few weeks is effectively out of date.

Instead, markets will be interested to see if the lifting of political uncertainty that comes with the decisive Conservative majority, will convince companies to give the go-ahead on delayed investment projects.

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