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The Week Ahead in Finance (24-02-2014)

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Each week brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (24-02-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

UK ONS figures: UK’s Organisation of National Statistics (ONS) will publish its second estimate of Q4 GDP on Wednesday. This is expected to confirm growth of 0.7%, with strong construction output offset by weaker manufacturing.

RBS yearly results: The Royal Bank of Scotland’s full-year results are predicted to show a strong loss of £8bn in 2013, as chief executive Ross McEwan reveals his plan to turn around the bank’s performance.

Nigeria GDP rebasing: Nigeria is expected to finally complete a rebasing of its GDP data this month. This will most probably confirm Africa's largest oil producer as the continent's largest economy as well.

Germany Q4 figures: Germany will release its final figures for Q4 on Tuesday. GDP growth is likely to remain unchanged from previous estimates of 0.4%.

India’s growth: Official Q4 figures for India are expected on Friday, with analysts predicting growth of 4.8%.

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Tags: construction , GDP , Germany , growth , India , manufacturing , Nigeria , Office for National Statistics , oil , ons , Q4 , RBS , Ross McEwan , Royal Bank of Scotland , South Africa , UK
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