- Final consumer price inflation from France and Germany can probably be ignored.
- US import and export price data is scheduled. This does not include the effect of US President Trump’s taxes, as trade taxes hit US consumers after goods have been unloaded.
- US President Trump offered to meet Chinese President Xi after a trade deal has been agreed
- Chinese data was mixed. Industrial output (for January and February combined) grew more slowly, perhaps reflecting trade taxes. However, investment spending improved.
[Reuters] Asia shares flat after mixed China data, pound near 9-month peak
[AP] Trump raises possibility of walking away from China deal
[Reuters] China industrial output growth falls to 17-yr low, but investment picks up
[Reuters] China’s Jan-Feb property investment accelerates despite cooling sales
[Bloomberg] Negative-Yielding Bonds Top $9 Trillion as Growth Worries Return