Italy, once regarded by investors as the weakest euro member, plans to sell 21.5 billion euros ($30 billion) of debt this week even as bond yields suggest Portugal will become the third country to need aid.
ALL TIMES CET
WHAT TO WATCH:
ECONOMY: * Finland’s March consumer and business confidence, 8 a.m. * Sweden February Retail Sales at 9:30 a.m. * Sweden February Trade Balance at 9:30 a.m.
GOVERNMENT: * Finland’s President Tarja Halonen meets Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara
EARNINGS: *Greentech Energy Systems (GES) , FY. *Scandinavian Brake Systems (SBS DC), FY. CONFERENCES/CORPORATE EVENTS: *Vestas Wind Systems (VWS DC) AGM, 2 p.m.
MARKETS: * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index rose 0.3% to 2,617.25 * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index was unchanged at 1,127.10 * Oslo’s OBX Index gained 0.7% to 408.96 * The Copenhagen 20 Index lost 0.5% to 459.85 * Swedish krona -- U.S. 6.37941 - EU 8.9878 * Norwegian krone -- U.S. 5.60180 - EU 7.8964
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