One year on from the start of the pandemic, the Asia Pacific region's economy is still facing multiple risks, not least from an uneven recovery among countries and the possibility that new virus strains might appear, the World Bank said.
Economic activity in the Chicago area improved more than expected in March, according to data released on Wednesday.
Private sector employment grew by 517,000 jobs in March, according to the ADP's national employment report, the strongest gain seen since September.
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.
Morgan Stanley relatively overweight European stocks, but recommends some 'profit taking' in cyclicals
Strategists at Morgan Stanley continue to favour a "relative overweight" of European equities versus other regions even though global stocks more generally were now "more accurately pricing in the positive global macro outlook. ".
Chinese officials on Monday warned foreign brands to stay out of local politics after firms including H&M and Nike raised concerns about forced labour in Xinjiang.
The giant cargo ship that had blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week was refloated on Monday, announced Egyptian authorities.
Strategists at JP Morgan reiterated their positive stance on equities, notwithstanding the fact that government bond yields were very likely still headed higher.
Negotiations between the European Union and Italy over the restructuring of airline Alitalia have hit a snag over airport slots.
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.
Norway is set to delay its decision on whether to resume Covid-19 vaccinations with the AstraZeneca jab by another three weeks, the country's Institute of Public Health (FHI) said on Friday.
German business activity beat expectations in March as sentiment jumped to the highest for almost two and a half years, a widely read survey showed.
China has sanctioned British MPs and other individuals and organisations for what it claims are "lies and disinformation" in retaliation for UK sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
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.
North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan on Thursday in a test launch.
A new survey of over 300 Deliveroo riders found that some are earning as little as £2 an hour, findings revealed on Thursday.
All eyes will be on Brussels on Thursday as the European Union heads of state are due to meet to analyse proposed curbs on the bloc's Covid-19 vaccine exports, among other matters.
The ship blocking the Suez Canal is understood to have been partially re-floated, raising hopes that the backed-up flow of traffic would be able to resume.