Europe set to open higher as investors eye US bank earnings

16 April 2019 | Posted On International

The global economic outlook continues to look a little on the soft side, even without this week’s IMF growth downgrades, and yesterday saw US markets slip back ahead of the start of what is expected to be an earnings season, where expectations are set pretty low.

Asia markets aren’t trading particularly strongly one way or the other ahead of this morning’s China trade numbers for March.

In February China trade deteriorated quite sharply as exports declined 20% and imports by 5.7%,numbers which would have been skewed by the Lunar New Year holiday. Today’s March numbers may well 


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