Markets calm ahead of US inflation data and IMF's UK report - business live

Busy day for economic news sees key US inflation figures, IMF on the UK and eurozone growth data

Britain should give priority to improving its productivity performance, according to the latest assessment from the International Monetary Fund.Following a consulation in the wake of December’s annual health check on the UK economy when it defended its gloomy predictions for the country’s post-Brexit vote performance, the IMF said:Economic growth has moderated since the beginning of 2017, refle...