European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde fired a shot across the bow of financial markets participants who might be tempted to second guess the institution's commitment to keeping monetary policy easy.
Economic confidence in the Eurozone rebounded sharply in March, returning to above its long-run average, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
Consumer spirits in America were buoyed in March by government stimulus checks arriving in their mailboxes and as the country's vaccination programme rolled on.
Inflation at the consumer level in the UK is headed nowhere very quickly, economists said.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment claims for the first time dropped quite sharply during the preceding week hitting their lowest level since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Orders in the US for goods made to last more than three years fell unexpectedly last month, but only on account of the snowstorms that blanketed much of the country.
New home sales undershot economists' forecasts by an enormous margin last month.
The US central bank should start hiking interest rates in 2021, a top Federal Reserve official reiterated on Tuesday.
UK consumer confidence rose in March as the vaccine roll-out and the government's plan to end lockdown raised spirits, a survey showed.
Initial US jobless claims jumped unexpectedly during the previous week while secondary claims, which track hiring conditions, were roughly flat.
A closely-followed survey of manufacturing sector conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region surprised sharply to the upside.
The Bank of England's stewards voted unanimously on Wednesday to keep policy unchanged, arguing that it was nowhere near close to starting to raise short-term interest rates.
America's central bank stayed put on policy, reiterating its commitment to maintain short-term interest rates low until the economy was firmly on the recovery path.
Germany's economy is set to rebound strongly over the next two years, but a bit less quickly than previously anticipated, due to the risk of a third wave of Covid-19, advisors to the German government said.
US consumer sentiment improved by more than expected at the start of the month, led by improved expectations, the results of a very closely-followed survey revealed.
Trends in the US jobs market were mixed at the start of 2021, with job-seekers apparently displaying a bit more caution, even as the companies advertised more new jobs, the results of a survey revealed.
Unemployment claims in the US continued falling at a steady pace over the latest week.
The European Central Bank sprang a small surprise on, announcing that it would accelerate asset purchases over the following quarter.
An auction of 10-year inflation-linked Gilts drew a record amount of bids.
Factory gate prices in China have risen to their highest level since November 2018, official data showed overnight on Wednesday.