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Business Lookahead: Fed clues, BoJ bye-bye

STORY: From clues about the Fed's next move... to big changes at the Bank of Japan, these are the business and finance stories to watch out for in the days ahead.

What will the Federal Reserve do on rate hikes later this month?

Investors may get clues on Tuesday when Fed chief Jerome Powell speaks at a Congressional committee.

His thinking will likely be influenced by Friday's job numbers.

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda chairs his last policy meeting next week.

It's a big change, as he has spent more than a decade in charge, and overseen complex stimulus measures in that time.

He will be replaced by academic Kazuo Ueda, who has signaled no big shift in policy.

China's National People's Congress comes as investors turn cautious about the world's second-biggest economy.

They have concerns over the direction of policy, economic stimulus, and regulations.

Now, they want to see China's growth targets.

Measures encouraging consumers to spend more and save less are anticipated.

January markets were red-hot.

But things cooled in February as strong data drove worries about more rate hikes.

So far, markets have moved into March in a muddle.

Eyes will be on how money markets move next week.

Investors have positioned for the Fed to extend its most aggressive tightening cycle since the 1980s.

And investors should find out Thursday how Britain's economy performed in January.

Analysts lifted growth forecasts after Britain narrowly avoided a recession late last year.

But the country is still the only G7 economy that is smaller than before the health crisis.