On Monday, Eurostat releases its Business Climate Report in the eurozone for March. The findings should indicate whether the economic recovery is really being felt by companies and investors.
Crucial pre-election UK statistics
On Tuesday, the UK’s fourth quarter data for last year will be published. With a general election looming, the current Labour government will be hoping for encouraging news.
German unemployment figures
The latest German unemployment figures are out on Wednesday. Germany’s labour market has fared relatively well compared to other EU economies, thanks in part to a government-sponsored work scheme.
Japanese car sales data
On Thursday all eyes will be on Japan. The country’s car sales data for March are out, a glimpse to whether the world’s third biggest economy is freeing itself from recession and deflation.
US jobless figures
And finally, Friday brings US unemployment figures for March. Anything above 10 percent will be seen as a blow to the White House.