Macro Briefing: 31 March 2021

* Biden’s plan aims for major boost of gov’t spending as share of US economy
* Here are details of Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan set for release today
* Buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine border ‘concerning,” says US official
* US 10-year Treasury yield on track for 3rd straight quarterly rise
* China’s services and manufacturing sectors post stronger growth in March
* China’s currency set for biggest monthly decline vs. US dollar in over 1-1/2 years
* Political and health crises rock Brazil, South America’s largest economy
* UK GDP increased more than expected in Q4
* US Consumer Confidence Index jumps in March to one-year high
* US home prices up 11.2% in Jan vs. year-ago level–fastest gain in 15 years:

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