For Asian markets this week, attention turns to data from China and Japan for the latest insight on the health of the region's two biggest economies.
First up is China, with the release of HSBC's flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) for March on Monday. That's followed by China industrial profit data on Thursday and a slew of Japanese numbers towards the end of the week including the latest retail sales, inflation and household spending data.
The HSBC PMI fell to 48.1 in March, compared with a final reading of 48.5 in February, staying below the 50-mark that divides contraction from expansion in the sector. It is the latest sign of weakness in the world's second biggest economy.
(Read more: China factory activity contracts further in March)
"A sub-50 number would be consistent with the recent news flow and the way China has started this year," Richard Yetsenga, head of global markets research at ANZ, told CNBC ahead of the release.