Au Jibun Bank is scheduled to release its private surveys for its Services Purchasing Managers Index for Japan as well as the composite Purchasing Managers Index later Monday. The rate is 1.65% We expect that the seasonal bias will dissipate in April, slowing export growth. Taiwan will report its trade data on Monday. The China consumer and producer price indexes are scheduled to be released on Thursday. China's CPI rose by 0.7% on an annual basis in March. The PPI, however, showed a 2.5% decline. India's industrial production for March, which grew by 5.6% year-on-year in February, will be released on Friday. Samantha Subin
WTI Crude Crude (JUN), which had earlier reached a high price of $71.81, settled at $71.34 on Friday. The worst week since March. Brent closed up 3.86% to $75.30, hitting a high price of $75.75. Natural Gas (JUN), which had hit a low price of $2.031, settled at $2.137, up 1.71%. Nat gas ended the week down -11.33%, the first negative weekly performance in four weeks and the worst since March. Dow Jones polled economists who expected the addition of 180,000 new jobs. However, the stock has a way to go before it can recover its losses for this year. PacWest's shares are actually still trading below the Wednesday closing price.
-- Jesse Pound