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Investors' attention at the end of the week will be on a raft of inflation readings on either side of the Atlantic.
The market spotlight on Thursday will be on a preliminary reading for first quarter US gross domestic product.
The market spotlight on Wednesday is likely to be on European Central Bank boss, Christine Lagarde, in light of recent weakness in the single currency.
The market spotlight on Tuesday will be on the corporate side of things with HSBC and Microsoft both due to update shareholders.
The spotlight in financial markets at the end of the week will be on a barrage of Purchasing Managers' Indices due out in the UK, US and euro area.
All eyes on Thursday will be on attempts to try and at least work out a ceasefire deal in the Ukraine conflict over the Orthodox Easter holiday, as well on restarting talks between Russia and Ukraine.
The market spotlight in the middle of the week will be on the US central bank as its next policy meeting starts to come into view.
All eyes on Thursday will be on the European Central Bank's policy meeting with the monetary authority having come under increasing pressure lately to tighten policy.
Inflation will continue to be in the spotlight on Wednesday, but this time chiefly in the UK.
The spotlight on Tuesday will be on a reading for US consumer prices in March.
The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on the war in Ukraine given the sparse economic calendar.
The market spotlight on Thursday will fall on the minutes of the European Central Bank's 10 March policy meeting.
Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will be on the minutes of the US central bank's policy meeting of 16 March.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the global services sector.