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  1. German business activity returns to growth in April, PMI survey shows
    Reuters | 03:31 AM EDT

    Germany's private sector unexpectedly returned to growth in April, driven by a solid rise in activity in the country's service sector, a preliminary survey showed on Tuesday. The HCOB German Flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by S&P Global, rose to 50.5 this month from 47.7 in March.

  2. ECB should be very cautious about post-June rate cuts, de Guindos says
    Reuters | 03:17 AM EDT

    The European Central Bank will cut interest rates in June but needs to be very cautious about subsequent moves and take into account signals from the U.S. Federal Reserves, ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos said in a newspaper interview.

  3. Euro zone bond yields slip as markets add to ECB rate cut bets
    Reuters | 02:58 AM EDT

    Eurozone government bond yields fell slightly on Tuesday as traders increased bets on rate cuts from the European Central Bank, while eyes turned to Purchasing Managers' Index data for hints on how fast rates may fall.

  4. JGB yields edge to multi-year highs ahead of BOJ meeting
    Reuters | 02:07 AM EDT

    Japanese government bond yields ticked higher on Tuesday, with the two-, five- and 30-year yields reaching levels not seen in more than a decade, as traders looked ahead to the Bank of Japan's policy-setting meeting at the end of this week.

  5. Morning Bid: Eyes on PMIs for rebound signs
    Reuters | 12:35 AM EDT

    A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Tom Westbrook. Purchasing Managers Index figures begin a data and corporate results heavy week. Recent manufacturing indicators have been positive, particularly in the United States, and investors are looking for signs of improvement outside the U.S. to keep the dollar's strength in check.

  6. MORNING BID EUROPE-Eyes on PMIs for rebound signs
    Reuters | 12:30 AM EDT

    A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Tom Westbrook. Purchasing Managers Index figures begin a data and corporate results heavy week. Recent manufacturing indicators have been positive, particularly in the United States, and investors are looking for signs of improvement outside the U.S. to keep the dollar's strength in check.

  7. Japan's factory activity declines slow, PMI shows
    Reuters | 04/22/24 08:35 PM EDT

    Japan's factory activity contracted but approached the break-even point in April, a business survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the key sector is finally picking up after months of sluggishness.

  8. Japan's factory activity declines slow, PMI shows
    Reuters | 04/22/24 08:30 PM EDT

    Japan's factory activity contracted but approached the break-even point in April, a business survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the key sector is finally picking up after months of sluggishness.

  9. BOJ to project inflation will stay around target, signal chance for rate hike
    Reuters | 04/22/24 07:25 PM EDT

    The Bank of Japan is expected to project inflation will stay around its 2% target for the next three years in new forecasts due on Friday, signalling its readiness to raise interest rates again this year from current near-zero levels.

  10. Paraguay breaks rate cutting cycle, citing Fed, oil price risk
    Reuters | 04/22/24 06:02 PM EDT

    Paraguay's central bank on Monday decided to hold its benchmark interest rate at 6%, pausing a monthly rate-cutting cycle that had been in place since August amid uncertainties over U.S. monetary policy and tensions in the Middle East.

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