Global economic recovery to be 'slow and bumpy'
Asian markets are seeing a quiet session on Monday - with Japan and China shut for public holidays.
But investors have been keeping a close eye on recent economic numbers.
Last week, data showed that the US economy, the world's biggest, expanded by 2.5% in the first quarter of the year. That's lower than the 3% growth many analysts had forecast.
Earlier this month, the world's second-largest economy, China, also posted a slightly lower-than-expected first quarter growth of 7.7%.
Jason Hughes, from CMC Markets told the BBC that the path to recovery for the global economy, is far from smooth.
29 Apr 2013
- From the section Business