Market movers ahead
- In the euro area a range of sentiment indicators for April are released, but markets will particularly keep a close eye on developments in PMI manufacturing.
- After the first estimate of US GDP growth in Q1, we will also get a glimpse of how the economy started into Q2 with the Markit PMIs for April.
- The focus in China continues to be on the trade talks with the US which go on ‘around the clock’.
- In Japan export figures will get some attention after the past months’ weakness, while the focus during the Bank of Japan’s policy meeting will be on the updated inflation projections.
- In Sweden, we expect the Riksbank to keep the repo rate path unchanged in April.
- US and China are edging closer to a trade deal after reaching consensus on an enforcement mechanism.
- EU leaders decided to grant the UK a second Brexit extension to 31 October 2019.
- The ECB’s policy message was again on the dovish side in April, leaving the door open for further policy easing.
- The hunt for carry continues in fixed income markets, while EUR/USD shrugged off the ECB’s dovish message. Oil prices ground higher amid heightened supply risks.
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