Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region slowed in April, according to the results of one of the most closely-followed surveys covering the sector.
The American consumer recovered the spring in his step last month, with retail sales rising at their fastest clip since September 2017 as they splashed out on cars and at gasoline stations in particular.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, according to data from the Labor Department.
Continuing the bloc's recent run of economic form, surveys on eurozone manufacturing and services data both indicated lower levels of activity than hoped for this month.
Chinese officials appear to be preparing a stimulus package as they aim to improve sales of items such as cars and electronics after the nation's economy showed signs of reinvigoration on Wednesday.
America's shortfall on trade with the rest of the world narrowed significantly in February amid a pickup in sales of civilian aircraft.
Mark Carney told the financial sector not to ignore climate change, warning of the losses that it might trigger, including from lenders' stakes in polluting firms.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the US agreed with China that the enforcement mechanism of fair trade will be reciprocal, in a move that some observers believed might harm US companies and the World Trade Organization itself.
Economic activity in China was stable at the start of 2019, amid a sharper-than-expected pick up for industrial production and retail sales in March.
Climate change protests by Extinction Rebellion demonstrators in central London resulted in over 100 arrests.
The Pinault and Vuitton families pledged €300m to help in the reconstruction of Notre Dame cathedral on Monday, just a few hours after fire engulfed the Parisian cathedral in flames.
Germany's foreign minister has warned that if the UK does not make progress on agreeing a Brexit deal it will not be given a further extension to the deadline beyond 31 October.
Sentiment about the outlook for German business improved more than expected in April but "remains greatly subdued", according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.
Sterling edged up on Monday, following remarks from Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who said during a visit to Japan that talks with Labour - which are set to continue over the Easter recess - had been "more constructive than people thought".
Article 13 and the latest set of EU copyright rules were finally passed on Monday in the European Parliament to become law, potentially affecting small and large tech companies such as Facebook and Google.
Business conditions in the New York region improved more than expected in April but growth remained "fairly subdued", according to a survey released by the New York Fed on Monday.
The US watered down demands that China must cut industrial subsidies as a condition to reach a final trade deal after Beijing refused to do so.
US consumer sentiment unexpectedly deteriorated in April as the previous boost from tax cuts evaporated, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.
Chinese exports surged past expectations in March but imports slumped amid the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, according to data released on Friday.