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John Tucker spoke with Maxine Sbaihi, Bloomberg Intelligence Economist, to preview the ECB minutes. The minutes from the ECB's last meeting are unlikely to provide new information on its intentions. The January gathering was uneventful after the wide range of announcements made the previous month. During the press conference, President Mario Draghi said, "We didn't discuss tapering last time, we didn't discuss tapering this time."
John Tucker spoke with Yelena Shulyatyeva, Senior U.S. Economist for Bloomberg Intelligence, to preview Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress. Yellen probably won’t drop a heavy hint on the timing of the next interest-rate increase, but expect her to defend post-crisis banking rules the Trump administration has sworn to undo.