After a week of political turmoil in Italy, a populist coalition government has been formed by the far-left M5S and the far-right League Party.
The US announced more tariffs on Chinese goods to improve the trade deficit with China. Duties of 25% will be raised on $50bn Chinese imports containing industrially significant technology.
Pret A Manger was sold by its private equity owner to a German investment company, JAB Holdings for £1.5bn.
The US imposed a 25% tax on steel imports and 10% on aluminium imports from its allies Canada, the EU and Mexico.
The US trade balance for April will be announced on Wednesday June 6, with an expected deficit of $51.3bn.
Eurozone GDP growth will be released on Thursday June 7, at an expected growth rate of 2.5% YoY.
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