Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week.


Will Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley keep pace with peers?

Two of Wall Street’s top investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, are scheduled to report first-quarter earnings this week. Analysts and investors will look to see whether their investment banking operations show the same sort of lift that peers like JPMorgan Chase demonstrated last week. Michael J. de la Merced


Housing and industrial production data are on the way.

Two reports to be released on Tuesday morning should better illuminate how the economy was performing as the first quarter drew to a close. At 8:30, the Commerce Department will release data on housing starts last month. According to Bloomberg’s consensus forecast, new starts are expected to drop by 3.3 percent to an annual rate of 1.245 million. The data does not suggest a deeper problem in the housing market. Instead, a combination of strong growth in prior months and winter storms in some parts of the country probably held back activity slightly.

At 9:15., the Federal Reserve will disclose data on industrial production for March. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are estimating that overall industrial production rose by 0.5 percentage point, as colder weather prompted utilities to raise output after an unseasonably warm February. Manufacturing industrial production, which can be a more reliable indicator than overall production, is expected to be flat. Softer auto production probably weighed on factory activity. Nelson D. Schwartz

The International Monetary Fund will meet in Washington.

Finance ministers, central bankers and financiers from around the world will gather in Washington this week for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund. On Tuesday, ahead of the meetings, the I.M.F. will release its latest forecasts for global growth. The faster-than-expected recovery in emerging markets and the implications for global growth are likely to be major topics during the week. This will also be the first I.M.F. meeting since President Trump was elected. The president has nominated Adam Lerrick, a conservative economist with a long history of criticizing the fund, for a top post at the Treasury Department. Landon Thomas Jr.


Tax Day comes a little later than usual.

You had a few extra days to file your taxes this year. The deadline, on Tuesday, comes late this year, since the usual deadline, April 15, fell on a Saturday, and Washington, D.C., which normally observes Emancipation Day on April 16, shifted the public holiday to Monday. The Internal Revenue Service expects to process more than 153 million individual tax returns, the majority submitted electronically. Zach Wichter


Auto leaders will discuss China strategy.

Global auto executives will gather in Shanghai this week to contend with a challenging Chinese car market. China is the world’s largest buyer of cars, but tax policy changes and a maturing market will make it difficult to replicate previous gains. For foreign automakers, which have come to rely on China for big sales totals, fraught trade relations between Washington and Beijing could further complicate business. Auto Shanghai 2017 will open to the industry and media on Wednesday. Carlos Tejada


After rebuffing offers, Akzo Nobel will update investors.

Akzo Nobel, the Dutch paint and chemicals company that makes Dulux paint, will hold a strategic update for investors on Wednesday about its plans as a stand-alone company as it faces pressure from the American hedge fund Elliott Management and other shareholders to engage in takeover talks with its American rival PPG Industries. Akzo Nobel twice rejected takeover offers from PPG last month and has declined to engage in further discussions. PPG has said it will continue with a public offer for the company.

Akzo Nobel has said that it believes the latest offer, worth about $24 billion, undervalues the company and that PPG did not address its concerns about potential antitrust hurdles and other issues. The Dutch company has already said it is examining a spinoff of its specialty chemicals business as part of its plans to remain a stand-alone company. Elliott Management continues to press Akzo Nobel to engage in merger talks, saying last week that it would seek a special shareholder meeting to remove the company’s chairman and would go to court to force the meeting if Akzo Nobel did not call one. Chad Bray


Volkswagen will be sentenced in emissions scandal.

Volkswagen faces sentencing on Friday in a Detroit courtroom for manipulating almost 600,000 vehicles in the United States to cheat on emissions tests. Under a plea agreement, Judge Sean F. Cox of Federal District Court will sentence Volkswagen to three years’ probation and a fine of $2.8 billion on charges that include conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act and obstruction of justice. Volkswagen has also agreed to pay an additional $1.5 billion in civil penalties. The hearing will conclude the criminal case against the company in the United States, but prosecutors continue to pursue charges against at least a half-dozen former or current Volkswagen executives. Jack Ewing


Early orders for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 are high.

Samsung on Friday will release the Galaxy S8, its first notable smartphone since it abandoned its Galaxy Note 7, which was prone to spontaneous explosions. The problems with the Galaxy Note 7 do not appear to have slowed sales of the new phone: Early orders for the Galaxy S8 have already surpassed those of previous generations. Brian X. Chen