Here's your data calendar for today 24 March

It's almost Easter and a well-deserved long week-end for many but there's a bit of business to take care of first.

Data wise we have UK retail sales at 09.30 GMT as the morning's highlight with the ECB economic bulletin just prior at 09.00 GMT but that tends to be a re-hash of previous news.

The US session brings durable goods and initial jobless claims at 12.30 GMT.

Full calendar at or just click on Economic Calendar at the top of this page.

As always I wish you a good session, and for those in Asia now leaving us have a great week-end.