Good Morning Traders! It is Tuesday the 25th of April, with a quiet session on track for Europe.
Here are some things to be aware of before today.
Kazuo Ueda, governor of the Bank of Japan, argues that given the state of the economy and inflation, it is appropriate to maintain monetary easing with a yield curve management programme.
Top officials in China will probably shift their policy emphasis now that the country's economic recovery is going well towards raising business confidence, creating more jobs, and strengthening the real estate market without using additional stimulus.
After two days of advances, oil prices stabilised as supply interruptions from Iraq somewhat offset an unclear demand picture.
Regarding comments made by its envoy to France that called into doubt the independence of former Soviet states, which set off a firestorm in Europe and undermined French efforts to seek Beijing's assistance in promoting peace in Ukraine, China moved to distance itself from such comments.
In emerging nations, where central bankers are moving much more quickly than the Federal Reserve to achieve a peak in their interest rate increasing cycles, BlackRock's research division is becoming even more enthusiastic.
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UK CBI Orders
Median Forecast -20 | Prior -20 | Range
UK CBI Business Optimism
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ECB's de Cos Speaks
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ECB's Enria Speaks
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BoE's Broadbent Speaks
Good Luck Today Traders!