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Monday 19 April to Sunday 25 April
BOC Monetary Policy Meeting
Wednesday, April 21
BOC Governor Tiff Macklem and company have reason for optimism after a couple of strong employment reports following the central bank’s most recent meeting. With inflation still subdued, traders will be more focused on the central bank’s outlook than any immediate policy tweaks.
What to watch: TSX, CAD
ECB Monetary Policy Meeting
Thursday, April 22
The minutes from the European Central Bank’s most recent meeting clarified that the central bank is comfortable with interest rates rising as long as they reflect optimism about future economic growth and not uncontrolled inflation. Expect Christine Lagarde and company to make this more explicit but refrain from any immediate action at this meeting.
What to watch: DAX, EUR
UK PMI Surveys
Friday, April 23
The UK economy has been humming along at a decent rate as the country continues to vaccinate its population more effectively than many other countries. These surveys will provide one of the most timely measures of economic activity in the UK.
What to watch: FTSE, GBP