10 things you need to know before the opening bell

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Good morning. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Asian markets were mixed in overnight trading, with the Nikkei up 0.59 percent after surprise easing from the Bank of Japan. Europe is moderately lower despite a strong Italian bond auction, and U.S. futures are moderately lower, having lost some early gains.
  • Import and export prices, and retail sales data for January will be released at 8:30 AM ET. Consensus is for a 0.3 percent month-over-month gain in import prices, and retail sales are expected to grow 0.7 percent from the previous month. Meanwhile, business inventories for December will be released at 10 AM ET. Consensus is for a 0.5 percent month-over-month gain in inventories. Follow the release at Money Game >

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