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  • 16 September 2013, 2:45

The Sky News Business Round-Up And Look Ahead

Sky's Naomi Kerbel offers a round-up of what's coming up in the week's business news.

:: Monday September 16

The new Current Account Switch Service takes effect on Monday. It will let you change accounts in seven working days. 33 banks and building societies will deliver the new service

:: Tuesday September 17

Monthly inflation figures for August on Tuesday. July's consumer price index was 2.8%, down from 2.9% in June. The government target is 2%

:: Wednesday September 18

U.S. interest rate decision on Wednesday followed by Ben Bernanke press briefing. The briefing will give current economic projections and provide some context for the any policy decisions. The markets will be keen to see if the Fed Chairman starts tapering bond-buying

:: Thursday September 19

Data heavy day in the UK on Thursday. CBI Industrial Trends Survey, mortgage lending figures, retail sales figures and auto production numbers

:: Friday September 20

Balloting for strike action is expected to start on Friday by the Communication Workers Union over the privitisation of Royal Mail. Results of the ballot will be out early October. A possible strike would take place later that month

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