The country's public-sector entities are forced to remove their cash reserves from commercial banks.
The sale of some of GE Capital's loans and other assets in the first quarter caused a large one-time charge.
Pent-up consumer demand and falling unemployment is expected to increase purchases of home appliances, furniture, and other goods.
A growing number of fund managers think global equities and bonds are close to bubble territory, according to BofA Merrill Lynch.
When a tax on consumption is a "distinct percentage add-on," U.S. consumers tend to pay little attention, say researchers.
The IMF's Christine LaGarde welcomes confirmation that a $505 million payment would beat Greece's debt deadline.
Nonfarm U.S. payrolls added only 126,000 jobs in March, more than 100,000 less than economists predicted.
Greece reverses course and says it will indeed make its 450 million euro payment to the International Monetary Fund on April 9.
Paying less at the pump did not cause consumers to spend more in other areas last month.