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Central banks in focus

LCG takes a look ahead to the key events in markets for the week starting December 12th, 2016.

This is perhaps the biggest week of the year for central banks, and could set the tone for the US dollar and stock markets in 2017.

On Wednesday the US Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in 2016.

Then the next day, on Thursday, the Bank of England will set monetary policy.

Policy will be set without knowing the result of the UK government’s high court case appeal on triggering article 50 to leave the European Union