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The Week Ahead: Fed may hold policy steady at Tuesday meet

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 02:35

Dec. 9 - The FOMC may keep policy steady, amid signs of U.S. economic growth and emerging concerns from the euro zone, at a meeting Tuesday.

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Here's a look at what to watch in the week ahead the Federal Reserve board meets on Tuesday to discuss monetary policy. While speculation swirls about the possibility of a third round of quantitative easing. Reuters correspondent at a constant says it all we see is likely to hold off for an. The Fed isn't a point where growth in the United States is strong enough. But it doesn't feel that it needs to -- right now on the part where problems are coming from Europe the Fed may take the opportunity to pause. But will then be looking for the language of the statement to see how concerned they are about the risk of contagion. And that will give us insists the further whether further easing -- story next year. After the FOMC meeting a number of fed speakers take the podiums throughout the week. Atlanta fed president Dennis Lockhart speaks -- events in that city this week both Wednesday and Thursday. Then on Friday the president of the Chicago that. Speaks at an international panel flaw in Italy and Dallas fed president Richard Fisher speaks Austin, Texas -- -- that city's chamber of congress. Taking the pulse of the US consumer will get a look at the past month retail sales. Analysts expect the numbers will show US consumers spending more even as wage growth slows and savings dwindle. Other data out next week. Include key measures of price inflation for both producers and consumers US industrial output and the Philly Fed regional survey of economic activity. Back to Wall Street were in and gaming company Zynga will go public at the end of the week. Known for making games for FaceBook like farm -- and mafia wars. The firm hopes to raise 900 million dollars from investors. Yours is at -- start trading on Friday. Research in Motion releases quarterly results on Thursday Blackberry maker is expected to show a significant drop in earnings. No one dollar fifteen cents a share from -- 174. The same quarter last year. The companies face a difficult time selling its playbook -- Heading out of Washington former and a global CEO Jon Corzine returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. To testify before a senate panel only days after he took questions from the house agriculture committee. Corzine said he does not know what happened to an estimated one point two billion dollars this inclined money. He insists he would only limited involvement with the firm's accounting. And as a political counter rules for the first time this for the Republican presidential candidates the latest Reuters at those poll comes -- Tuesday measuring issues and the candidates for the GO. And that's a look at the week ahead I'm Fred Katayama and this is --

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The Week Ahead: Fed may hold policy steady at Tuesday meet

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 02:35