I'm in Washington, D.C., all week for the IMF-World Bank spring meetings. We'll have a number of items, quotes and insights from fund managers, government officials and global policymakers on the current and future outlook for financial markets.

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Situational awareness:

  • The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on around $11 billion in imports from the European Union, including helicopters, cheeses, wines, ski suits and motorcycles, in response to harm the U.S. says is being caused by EU subsidies to Airbus. (Bloomberg)
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss her request for a Brexit extension. (BBC)
  • U.S. casino operator Wynn Resorts made a $7.1 billion takeover offer for Australia’s Crown Resorts. (Reuters)
  • Saudi Aramco attracted orders of more than $85 billion for its planned international bond on what is expected to be just a $10 billion offering. (Reuters)