April 2 - A look at some of Tuesday's key events including FOMC minutes, the New York Auto Show, RBA rate decision and ASEAN meeting in Cambodia.
The headlines Monday afternoon Europe's Al -- Asia brightens the Euro zone's manufacturing -- spreads to Germany and throngs. That's fracturing activity strengthened in China South Korea and Taiwan. Sarkozy sticks to savings target the French president says his plan to make 115 billion euros accounts will remain in his reelection -- out. And crash where it's all -- on Russian safety record passenger plane crashed and burst into flames office take off in Siberia. Killing 31 people. Looking ahead to -- and -- nervousness about the Arizona is returned to hit risk sentiment. Strategists becoming more is about European equities -- new year rally. Which Bruce and valuations were eleven month high shares today you giving up early gains off some media reports Germany's Bundesbank had stopped accepting the bonds of Portugal. And -- peripheral countries as collateral. Aaron about banks Christian Schulz says it pays to stop paying right now. We have probably a period of consolidation in the markets. We of course and need to be looking more to stop picking now there are some stocks which have gone way in a sponsor of the markets and have more than recovered and you also since last July. And there are other sectors which side that was system relatively weak and now pays off to look at each individual stock. Ever in the US the Fed's FOMC publishes minutes of its march meeting that expects to reinforce a slightly more optimistic turn on the economy. Among you'll be looking for any hints at the Fed's future intentions. We think that says QE3 is rather unlikely yet he's not and as in all right times. But what could happen is that we see another. The operation like we saw last October of this Operation Twist when the Fed tries to tilt the. Ought to make is in the US report on March sales tomorrow analysts expect them to keep up the sizzling pace of January and February. Despite rising petrol prices consumers have been snapping up because I'm Matt trends Shays a shows no signs of a basing cheers there was amongst the stars of the -- know what so show. Highlights include comments from the sense yet Costco and a new models from Buick Ford and Honda. -- could give US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney -- Chauncey sealed the deal three primaries taking place in Wisconsin Maryland and Washington DC. If Romney can hold back Rick Santorum and headline -- Wisconsin as polls suggest he will cause Republicans consolidate around him when intensified. In Australia the reserve bank expects to keep rates steady for a quarter percent for a third month tomorrow Reuters poll -- shows it may Begin easing again in the coming months. Perhaps as soon as may worries resurfaced recently about the risk of a sharp slowdown in China and -- the -- for Australian commodities. Finally the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meets for a two day summit in Cambodia from tomorrow high on the agenda. A rocket launch planned by North Korea and maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Asian foreign ministers meeting ahead of their leaders. Have today welcomed election results in -- Myanmar. Where pro democracy leader house counsel she claimed a by election landslide. For how policies on Sunday. That's all look ahead to choose date on axle problems is --