The nascent recovery in euro zone business activity continues with better-than expected data -- despite weaker figures from France.
Portugal is set to auction up to 750 million euros ($1.04 billion) in 10-year bonds on Wednesday, in its first auction since April 2011.
Slovenia's finance minister has said the country has sufficient cash "for quite a period".
Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson posted sales and first-quarter operating profit below expectations but said recent contracts won by the group would lift sales.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the U.S. and Japan need to strengthen their economic relations and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be the main issue of this visit.
David Tinsley, U.K. economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the minutes of the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting and says that, with unemployment falling, these get-togethers could get "more interesting" and "fractured."
Fraser Howie, director at Newedge Singapore, says the PMI data reveals China is "in a bit of a rut" and that the government has a "horrible problem" as it can't bring out too much stimulus.