Many continental European companies and listed funds use banks and asset managers in London. Britain is set to leave the EU in March 2019 and the future relationship between its giant financial services industry and the EU remains unclear. The latest EU proposals include common rules for the covered bond market, a 2.1 trillion euro ($2.6 trillion) sector whose funding role in countries including Germany and Denmark the bloc wants replicated more broadly. The EU executive has now proposed 12 measures to create a CMU but only three have been adopted, prompting one senior EU lawmaker to predict the project could founder.
Focus of tomorrow's session will be on UK Annual Budget release. In the US session CPI figures will be released. Analysts predict 0.2% increase.
Figures to watch:
Annual Budget Release (Tuesday 12:30)
CPI (Tuesday 14:30)