EUROPE: (1) There are no early European events on Monday, as the
calendar gets going at 1000GMT, when the Swiss National Bank releases
it’s Quarterly Bulletin for March 2010. The Bundesbank then issues it’s
monthly report at 1100GMT. At 1230GMT, ECB Governing Council member Axel
Weber and Christian Noyer are due to participate in a debate on “The
Euro in the Financial Crisis – lessons and perspectives”, in Copenhagen.
US data starts at 1330GMT with the weekly MNI Capital Goods Index, which
is followed at 1430GMT by the weekly MNI Retail Trade Index. Also at
1430GMT, Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at European
Parliament. At 1500GMT, EMU Mar consumer confidence is expected to
improve slightly, to a reading of -17.0.