US GDP Data Release
US publishes first read of GDP growth for Q1 2018 on Friday, April 27th at 12:30 GMT.
The first publication tends to have the most significant impact on markets.
Apart from being the first official look at a quarter that just ended, the release can provide significant surprises.
The second, third, and fourth quarters of 2017 saw annualized growth rates around 3%, a substantial rate and above the "new normal,," the post-crisis averages of 2.0%-2.5%.
This time, the consensus of economists points to an annualized figure of 2.3%, down from a final read of 2.9% for the latter quarter of last year.