Dublin dole queue: jobless rate is likely to have fallen slightly to 10 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watch out for politicians dining out on positive news this week, as a slew of economic indicators is expected to tell a pretty upbeat tale.A snapshot (...)

Out tomorrow: euro zone CPI. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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TODAY Indicators: US personal spending (February) and pending home sales (February); UK mortgage approvals (February) and net lending to individuals ((...)

Employees work at the third factory of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile company, after its inauguration ceremony, in Wuhan. Photograph: Reuters

Activity in China’s factory sector dipped to a 11-month low in March as new orders shrank, a private survey showed, signalling persistent weakness in (...)

A BlackBerry  Classic smartphone: company results are out on Friday.    Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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TODAY Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence (Mar); US Markit services PMI (Mar) and Existing Home Sales Change (Feb). TOMORROW Results: Datalex; W(...)

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TODAY Results: Aryzta. Indicators: US industrial production (Feb), capacity utilisation (Feb) and net long-term TIC flows (Jan); UK consumer price ind(...)

Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014

Price cutting and a weaker currency helped euro zone business activity accelerate in February, according to surveys published just before the European(...)

Out Wednesday: Abercrombie & Fitch results
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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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TODAY Meetings: Global Law Summit (London, to Wed). Indicators: US existing home sales (Jan); UK CBI distributive trades survey (Jan); German IFO (Fe(...)

An employee packages vinyl albums as another pushes a dolly holding a pallet full of completed and packaged records, ready for shipment, at the Optimal record plant   in Roebel, Germany. Photoraph: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The euro zone private sector has expanded at the fastest pace in seven months this month led by rising new orders, surveys showed on Friday, but firms(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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TODAY US President’s Day Indicators: UK Rightmove House Price Index (February); Japanese industrial production (December). TOMORROW Results: Dragon Oi(...)