Eurozone services PMI rose to 53.7 in February from 52.7, but behind market forecast of 53.9.
The IFS found that average income is still 2% lower than the 2010 peak.
Ukip are also expected to announce a pledge to increase the number of border staff by 2,500.
Reliance Communications, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Tata Teleservices, Uninor, Idea Cellular and Aircel in fray.
BRC shop price index fell to -1.7% from -1.3% pushing sterling further off last week's near two-month high.
New business growth seen strong in China and India pushing up key indices.
Bitcoin rises a further 7% over the last 24 hours to take price above $275.
Swiss economy expands 1.9% y/y in Q4 when the consensus was for 1.7% growth.
YouGov says the Conservatives are now on 35% against Labour's 32% in the opinion polls.
The First Minister of Scotland is set to make a major speech on her government's economic plans.
Gold declined by 5.5% in February and the support near $1200 does not seem strong enough to prevent deeper lows.
The central bank left the rate at 2.25% while market had been expecting a 25 bps cut.
The JP Morgan global manufacturing PMI has risen to 52.0 in February, from 51.7 in January.
CEO Adam Tepper dies in an accident, while Russian MP is critical about bitcoin.
Pakistan has approved the project linking the country with China via rail, road and an oil and gas pipeline.