Canada Manufacturing Preview: Canada Manufacturing Preview: Analysts expect manufacturing shipments to rise 1.0% in March. The increase would follow the 2.6% surge in February. Export values surged 5.1% in March. Growth was broadbased and export volumes also rose 5.1%. Also on the encouraging side, unfilled orders rose 0.5% in February after a 5.5% gain in January, extending the run of gains seen since November.
U.S. NY Fed "Empire State" Index Preview U.S. NY Fed "Empire State" Index Preview: May Empire State index is expected to show the headline increasing to 5.0 (median 3.6) from 3.1 in April. The Empire State will give us the first look at how sentiment may be performing in May. At present analysts expect rebounds across the board after a weak April.