In Asia, we see growth remaining steady and fast.

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The base of global growth is strengthening and broadening overseas. It looks like we're picking up the pace and we're moving back into above-trend growth rates.

Japan is back on its feet and growing again.

Input price pressures are abating and this should reduce uncertainty and pressure on profit margins in coming months.

The latest PMI data point to a slight moderation in the pace of global manufacturing output, to a still robust 5 to 6 percent annual rate.

January purchasing managers' surveys signal that the impressive acceleration in manufacturing activity from the final quarter of 2005 has carried over into the new year.

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We marked up forecasts for the euro area and Japan. It's just a sense that these economies, especially the euro area, are on a stronger growth path.