In the US, the most important releases are non farm payrolls, unemployment rate, wage growth, trade balance, ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs, ADP employment change and factory orders. Also, investors will be waiting for: construction spending; total vehicle sales; ISM New York Index; IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism; Challenger job cuts; consumer credit change; and final readings of Markit PMIs.
The UK will publish Markit PMIs, new car sales and final figures for fourth quarter labor productivity. Elsewhere in Europe, several countries are set to publish March's PMIs. Other important figures include: the Euro Area inflation, retail sales and unemployment; Germany retail trade, factory orders and industrial output; France trade balance; Italy unemployment rate; and inflation for Switzerland, Poland and Turkey.
In Japan, analysts are eyeing the publication of Bank of Japan's TANKAN business survey, alongside household spending, leading and coincident indexes, and Nikkei PMIs. Meanwhile, China will release figures for Caixin PMIs.
In Australia, the RBA will be deciding on monetary policy, with markets anticipating no changes. The most important economic releases include foreign trade, retail sales, building permits and AIG indexes for both manufacturing and service sectors.
Other key highlights include: Canada employment change, unemployment rate, trade balance and Ivey PMI; India interest rate decision and Nikkei PMIs; Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea inflation; Russia Q4 GDP growth and inflation; Brazil trade balance, industrial output and Markit PMIs.