28 Mar '23 at 7:27 am #55750
France’s March Business Survey 104 (expected 103; last 105)
French Finance Minister Le Maire said that his country’s government aims to lower the budget deficit to 3.0% of GDP by 2027 from 4.7% in 2022.
Italy’s March Consumer Confidence 105.1 (expected 104.0; last 104.0) and Business Confidence 104.2 (expected 102.5; last 103.0)
The EU froze EUR19 bln worth of post-pandemic funds for Italy, seeking clarification on how the funds will be spent.
European Central Bank policymaker Rehn said that a decision on a digital euro is expected in the fall.
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis announced that a general election will be held on May 21.