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    EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: UK CONSUMER PRICE DATA DUE

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    Consumer and producer prices from the UK are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

    At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics publishes UK consumer and producer price data. Consumer price inflation is forecast to double to 0.8 percent in March from 0.4 percent in February. UK output price inflation is seen at 1.7 percent in March versus 0.9 percent in the previous month. At the same time, input price inflation is expected to climb to 4.4 percent from 2.6 percent.

    At 4.00 am ET, industrial production, producer prices and corporate wage figures are due from Poland. Industrial production is forecast to jump 13.1 percent on year, following a 2.7 percent rise in February. Producer price inflation is expected to advance to 3.5 percent from 2 percent.

    At 4.30 am ET, the ONS is set to release UK house price data.

    At 6.30 am ET, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey gives a keynote speech at a virtual event.

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    EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: ECB MONETARY POLICY DECISION DUE

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    The monetary policy announcement from the European Central Bank is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

    The bank is expected to keep its policy rates and stimulus package unchanged at the rate-setting meeting of the year. The announcement is due at 7.45 am ET.

    ECB President Christine Lagarde is set to hold the customary press conference at 8.30 am ET. At 2.45 am ET, the French statistical office Insee publishes business confidence survey results for April. The business confidence index is forecast to rise marginally to 99 from 98 in March.

    At 3.00 am ET, consumer confidence survey data is due from Turkey.

    At 4.00 am ET, Italy's Istat publishes industrial orders and turnover data for February. Sales had increased 2.5 percent on month in January.

    At 6.00 am ET, the Confederation of British Industry releases Industrial Trends survey data. The order book balance is forecast to rise to 2 percent in April from -5 percent in March.

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    MALAYSIA INFLATION RISES IN MARCH

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    Malaysia's consumer prices increased in March, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday.

    The consumer price index grew 1.7 percent year-on-year in March, following a 0.1 percent rise in February. Economists had expected a 1.4 percent rise.

    The annual growth was largely driven by the rise in prices of transport by 9.8 percent. Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages gained 1.5 percent.

    Prices for miscellaneous goods and services increased 1.0 percent and alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose by 0.6 percent.

    Prices for furnishings household equipment and routine household maintenance grew 0.9 percent. Prices for health, and recreation services and culture increased 0.5 percent, each.

    On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in March.

    The core inflation was 0.7 percent in March.

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    JAPAN LEADING, COINCIDENT INDEX DATA DUE ON MONDAY

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    Japan will on Monday release final February figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Their previous readings were 98.5 and 90.3, respectively.

    Singapore will provide March numbers for industrial production, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 2.2 percent on month and 3.0 percent on year. That follows the 1.6 percent monthly increase and the 16.4 percent annual spike in February.

    Finally, the markets in New Zealand are closed on Monday for ANZAC Day and will reopen on Tuesday.

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    EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: ITALY'S BUSINESS CONFIDENCE DATA DUE

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    Business and consumer confidence data from Italy is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

    At 3.30 am ET, Sweden's central bank is set to announce its interest rate decision. The bank is expected to hold its key rate at zero percent.

    In the meantime, producer prices, foreign trade and unemployment figures are due from Statistics Sweden.

    At 4.00 am ET, Italy's Istat releases business and consumer confidence survey results. The business confidence index is forecast to rise to 102.5 in April from 101.2 in March. The consumer sentiment index is seen at 102.0 versus 100.9 a month ago.

    At 6.00 am ET, the Confederation of British Industry releases UK Distributive Trades survey results. The retail sales balance is seen at -5 percent in April versus -45 percent in March.

    At 8.00 am ET, Hungary's central bank rate decision is due. Economists expect the bank to hold its key rate at 0.60 percent.

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    AUSTRALIA Q1 INFLATION +0.6% ON QUARTER, +1.1% ON YEAR

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    Consumer prices in Australia were up 0.6 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2021, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

    That was shy of expectations for 0.9 percent, which would have been unchanged from the three months prior.

    On a yearly basis, inflation gained 1.1 percent - also missing forecasts for 1.4 percent but still up from 0.9 percent in the previous three months.

    The Reserve Bank of Australia's trimmed mean was up 0.3 percent on quarter and 1.1 percent on year - slowing from 0.4 percent on quarter and 1.2 percent on year in the previous quarter.

    The RBA's weighted mean rose 0.4 percent on quarter and 1.3 percent on year, slowing from 0.5 percent on quarter and 1.4 percent on year in the previous three months.

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    NEW ZEALAND HAS NZ$33 MILLION TRADE SURPLUS IN MARCH

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    New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$33 million in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday.

    That follows the upwardly revised NZ$201 million surplus in February (originally NZ$181 million).

    Exports came in at NZ$5.68 billion, up from the upwardly revised NZ$4.5 billion in the previous month (originally NZ$4.47 billion).

    Imports were worth NZ$5.65 billion in March, up from the upwardly revised NZ$4.3 billion a month earlier (originally NZ$4.29 billion).

    On a yearly basis, exports were down 2.3 percent and imports climbed 11.0 percent.

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    AUSTRALIA PRIVATE SECTOR CREDIT RISES 0.4% ON MONTH IN MARCH

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    Private sector credit in Australia was up 0.4 percent on month in March, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - after gaining 0.2 percent in February.

    On a yearly basis, private sector credit climbed 1.0 percent after rising 1.6 percent in the previous month.

    Housing credit was up 0.5 percent on month and 4.1 percent on year, while personal credit added 0.2 percent on month but tumbled 10.7 percent on year and business credit rose 0.3 percent on month and fell 2.6 percent on year.

    Broad money was flat on month and jumped 9.6 percent on year.

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    MYANMAR MANUFACTURING PMI IMPROVES TO 33.0 IN APRIL - MARKIT

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    The manufacturing sector in Myanmar continued to contract in April, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday with a manufacturing PMI score of 33.0.

    That's up from 27.5 in March and it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction.

    All five of the PMI components had positive directional influences on the headline figure in April, but four (the exception being suppliers' delivery times) remained well inside negative territory. Output and new orders both fell at the fifth-fastest rates in the survey history, while stocks of purchases and employment contracted at the third- and fourth-quickest rates on record, respectively.

    Although firms expect output to rise by April 2022 on balance, overall expectations were the weakest in over two years.

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    AUSSIE APPRECIATES AFTER RBA DECISION

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    As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia left benchmark lending rate and the 3-year Australian Government bond yield target unchanged at 10 basis points. Following the announcement, the aussie rose against its major rivals.

    The aussie was trading at 84.62 against the yen, 1.5547 against the euro, 0.7743 against the greenback and 1.0782 against the kiwi around 12:35 am ET.

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    AUSSIE APPRECIATES AFTER RBA DECISION

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    As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia left benchmark lending rate and the 3-year Australian Government bond yield target unchanged at 10 basis points. Following the announcement, the aussie rose against its major rivals.

    The aussie was trading at 84.62 against the yen, 1.5547 against the euro, 0.7743 against the greenback and 1.0782 against the kiwi around 12:35 am ET.

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    HONG KONG PRIVATE SECTOR PMI EBBS IN APRIL - MARKIT

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    The private sector in Hong Kong continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Wednesday with a services PMI score of 50.3.

    That's down from 50.5 in March although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction.

    A reduced level of COVID-19 case numbers and the loosening of restrictions contributed to improving business conditions at the start of the second quarter of the year.

    Total new orders had fallen for the same length of time but stabilized during April. While the situation regarding the pandemic had shown signs of improvement, a number of firms continued to be negatively impacted, preventing more pronounced expansions in output and new orders.

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    NEW ZEALAND BUILDING PERMITS SURGE 17.9% IN MARCH

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    The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand spiked a seasonally adjusted 17.9 percent on month in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at 4,218.

    That follows the 19.3 percent monthly contraction in February.

    Permits were issued for 2,438 stand-alone houses, 1,243 townhouses, flats and units, 276 retirement village units and 261 apartments.

    In the year to March, building permits climbed 9.1 percent at 41,028.

    The annual value of non-residential building work consented was NZ$7.5 billion, up 5.3 percent from the March 2020 year.

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    PHILIPPINES MARCH TRADE DEFICIT $2.412 BILLION

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    The Philippines posted a merchandise trade deficit of $2.412 billion in March, government data showed on Friday - following the $2.293 billion shortfall in February.

    Exports surged 31.6 percent on year after slipping 2.3 percent in the previous month, while imports jumped an annual 16.6 percent after gaining 2.7 percent a month earlier.

    The bureau also said that industrial production plummeted by 74.2 percent on year after sinking an upwardly revised 46.4 percent in February (originally down 46.5 percent).

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    EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: UK HALIFAX HOUSE PRICE DATA DUE

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    Halifax house prices from the UK and investor confidence from euro area are due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

    At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway is scheduled to release consumer and producer price figures. Inflation is forecast to fall to 3 percent in April from 3.1 percent in March. In the meantime, foreign trade and consumer prices from Denmark are due.

    At 3.30 am ET, UK Halifax house price data is due for April. Prices had increased 6.5 percent annually in three months to March.

    At 4.30 am ET, Eurozone Sentix investor confidence data is due. The investor sentiment index is forecast to rise moderately to 14.0 in May from 13.1 in April.

    Half an hour later, Greece industrial production figures are due for March.

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    EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: GERMANY ZEW ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE DATA DUE

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    Economic confidence survey data from Germany is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

    At 2.00 am ET, Destatis releases Germany's wholesale prices for April. Prices had increased 4.4 percent annually in March.

    At 3.00 am ET, consumer price figures are due from the Czech Republic and Hungary. The Czech inflation is forecast to rise to 2.7 percent in April from 2.3 percent in March.

    Hungary's inflation is seen at 5 percent in April versus 3.7 percent in March.

    At 4.00 am ET, Italy's statistical office Istat is scheduled to release industrial production for March. Economists forecast output to grow 0.4 percent on month, following a 0.2 percent rise in February.

    At 5.00 am ET, Germany's ZEW economic confidence survey data is due. The economic sentiment index is seen at 72 in May versus 70.7 in April.

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    JAPAN LEADING INDEX DATA DUE ON WEDNESDAY

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    Japan will on Wednesday release preliminary March figures for its leading and coincident economic indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Their previous readings were 98.7 and 89.9, respectively.

    South Korea will see April numbers for unemployment; in March, the jobless rate was 3.9 percent.

    Australia will release March data for building permits, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 17.4 percent on month following the 20.1 percent jump in February.

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