Rate-setters in Moscow lowered their forecast for consumer price inflation and opened the door to a cut in official interest as soon as 2019.
Second hand sales of homes in the States rebounded sharply last month, bolstered by lower mortgage rates, growing incomes and improved consumer confidence.
Perhaps the most widely-followed regional manufacturing gauge in the US rebounded sharply in March, but according to economists continued to point to an ongoing slowdown.
US jobless claims, one of the most closely-followed indicators of the health of the jobs market, dropped more sharply than expected over the preceding week.
The Monetary Policy Committee chose to stay put on policy, continuing to guide markets towards gradual hikes in Bank Rate, even as it noted how uncertainty around Brexit might be distorting the signals coming from recent economic data.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
Rates for job openings and voluntary so-called 'quits' in the US were unchanged in January, pointing to a gradual acceleration in wage growth, economists said.
US industrial production eked out just a small gain last month, with output in manufacturing hit by a slide in business equipment.
Eurosceptic European Research Group brexiteer Steve Baker has said that he has plans to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on the original Brexit date, 29 March.
Chinese economic activity slowed down a tad more quickly than expected at the start of 2019, a batch of economic reports revealed, with economists emphasising the negatives in the latest figures.
European lawmakers have rejected proposals to launch trade talks with the United States.
Factory gate inflation continued to ease in February as price pressures in services eased.
Orders for goods made to last longer than three years continued to growing at the start of 2019, buoyed by those for machinery and aircraft.
Credit Bank of Moscow posted a bumper profit for 2018, on the back of a sharp reduction in its non-performing loans.
The cost of living in the States surprised to the downside last month, as prices for used cars and trucks fell back.
The European Central Bank has unexpectedly gone ahead and unveiled a new round of cheap loans for the bloc's lenders and pushed back its so-called 'forward guidance', taking the possibility of interest rate hikes in 2019 off the table.
Initial unemployment claims in the US dipped last week, alongside a further decline in the number of people in longer-term unemployment.
The top Bank of England official charged with avoiding that any future financial crisis will morph into a repeat of the economic rout of 2008 called attention to the recent strong growth in high risk loans to companies.
Italy will announce its support for China's 'Belt and Road' initiative in what would be the policy's first endorsement from a G7 nation, according to a report on Wednesday from the Financial Times.
The US jobs market cooled more rapidly than expected last month, but from a much higher base of comparison and in any case economists were continuing to predict steady demand for labour.