This week: a range of confidence measures, from not great to interesting for Australia; ECB confirms negative rates and further stimulus.
This week: the Australian economy exceeds expectations, while China continues to worry. RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has reason to smile, Janet Yellen less so.
There is more uncertainty in financial markets, an improving labour market in Australia (despite a monthly blip in January) and the US, but no sign of much growth.
The economic news of the week wasn't that bad - but there's still plenty of timid types around.
This week delivered more evidence that advanced economies are suffering from secular stagnation, hampering any real growth.