China’s stimulus-boosted private sector is on track to lead the economy to a ‘self-sustained recovery’ that could see growth hit 6.6 percent this year, according to HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation).
HSBC predicts China’s 2019 GDP will soar past others’ estimates
The comparisons with US peers just got a lot harder for European banks after a strong showing from J.P. Morgan to kick off earnings season, but could there be fresh revenue on the way for European investment banks, even if it is of their own making?
Can European banks be saved by fresh round of deal making?
The Bank of England could be set a target for house price inflation under plans being explored by the Labour party, with tougher powers to restrict mortgage lending to close the gap between property prices and average incomes.
Labour considers house price inflation target for Bank of England
Indonesia probably swung back to a trade deficit in March after the previous month’s surprise surplus, as imports likely fell less sharply than exports did, a Reuters poll showed.
Reuters poll: Indonesia seen returning to trade deficit in March
The Czech government is planning to prop up state budget revenues by introducing a special tax on multinationals, Prime Minister Andrej Babis was quoted by a daily newspaper as saying on Saturday.
Czech PM: Government plans digital tax on multinationals
China’s exports are expected to have rebounded in March after a sharp drop in February, while imports likely shrank for a fourth straight month but at a more modest pace, a Reuters poll showed.
Reuters poll: China's March exports seen rebounding, imports falling again
Japan’s exports fell for a fourth straight month in March as China-bound shipments slumped again, reinforcing growing anxiety that weak external demand may have knocked the economy into contraction in the first quarter.
Japan exports hit by weak China demand, raising risk of economic contraction
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the central bank was ready to expand monetary stimulus if needed, brushing aside the view the BoJ had little ammunition left to fight the next economic downturn.
Kuroda brushes aside view BoJ has run out of tools to ease monetary policy
The European Central Bank (ECB) is in an uncomfortable situation. It only announced its exit from the crisis-era multi-trillion bond buying program at the end of last year.
ECB set to hold steady amid heightened economic risks

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