We get a speaker from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to kick it off today

2030GMT - Lael Brainard speaking ... on financial stability so there may not be much on her economic outlook not policy comments. There will be a Q&A to follow though, so perhaps there will be something pertinent to markets then

2200GMT - New Zealand - Government financial statement update (for 8 months into the financail year)

2200GMT - New Zealand - ANZ Consumer Confidence for March

  • prior +0.6% m/m. After a dip following the election back on track here.

2301GMT - UK - BRC Shop Price Index for March

  • prior -0.8% y/y

2330GMT - Australia - weekly consumer confidence from ANZ / Roy Morgan survey

  • prior 117.4, down a little on the week but overall steadying

0030GMT - Japan services and composite PMIs for March

  • services prior 51.7
  • composite prior 52.2

0110 GMT - BOJ JGB buying operation scheduled

  • 1-3, 3-5, 5-10 years until maturity

0130 GMT - Australia - February building approvals data. I'll have more to come on this separately but:

  • expected -5.0% m/m, prior +17.1% (this is a volatile data set)
  • expected +0.3% y/y, prior +12.0%

Also at 0130 GMT and of more focus for Australian markets, February retail sales data. Again, I'll have more to come on this separately:

  • expected +0.3% m/m, prior +0.1%

0145 GMT - China - Caixin / Markit services and composite PMIs for March

  • services expected 54.5, prior 54.2
  • composite prior 53.3