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U.S. Day Ahead: FOMC minutes offer insight on stimulus

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 02:37

Feb. 14 - Minutes from the Fed's January meeting should offer insight into where officials stand on economic stimulus. Reuters Manufacturing Editor, John Stoll, says investors will closely watch Deere results.

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If you're US stay ahead minutes from the Fed's January policy meeting should offer more insight into where officials stand on economic stimulus. A number of voting members likely expressed the need for additional monetary easing at the central bank's meeting last month. Although there are few signals the Central Bank will move seen. Investors engaged overseas appetite for US assets from the treasury report bond buying data for December. Last month -- increased purchases of long dated US securities seeking safety from the eurozone debt crisis. The demand came from both the private sector and government institutions. With the Bank of Japan making up we're selling by the Swiss National Bank in the absence of the people's. Bank of China. Analysts polled by Reuters expect US industrial output rose by seven tenths percent in January. For December that number came in stronger than expected with an upturn in vehicles machinery and computers. Pass rate was also added new high for the cycle. Reuters survey expect capacity utilization in January. Rose from 78 point 1% to 78 point 6%. -- look at the recovery in the agriculture and industrial sector when the world's largest maker of farm equipment. Deere & Co. reports earnings tomorrow. Reuters manufacturing editor -- stalls as investors will be the year as a barometer of global economic activity. The advantage we have with fear is that they actually report out fiscal first quarter so we're gonna see a little bit of what happened in 2012 already with the agriculture sector. And with construction and an investor some very good year in 2011 when he came egg. Our farm machinery confines and things like that just sold off the shelves is a great conditions with constructions I think what analysts investors wanna know. If -- thinks that is to be healthy 2012 and it comes to infrastructure housing and commercial real. Also on the earnings radar Abercrombie & Fitch Comcast doctor pepper snapple and -- got international. China's president in waiting sheet Jean king will meet again with US vice president Joseph Biden tomorrow. There may some follow up from the meeting today with president Barack Obama who pressed China's next leader over his country's huge trade surpluses with the US. And -- to keep up pressure for China to improve its human rights record. -- topic that may come up with the recent comment made by Biden who said China won't be able to sustain its current level of economic growth because of its quote. God awful one child policy. I'm Rhonda -- this is writers inside there.

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U.S. Day Ahead: FOMC minutes offer insight on stimulus

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 02:37