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Trade threats trump data as growth fears emerge

DUBLIN Just last month nervy investors were glued to their screens for the release of inflation data from the world's advanced economies after fears of a faster than anticipated return of price growth rocked global stock and bond markets.

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Extent of U.S.-China trade fight depends on Trump's goals

WASHINGTON How bad will the U.S.-China trade fight get? That depends on whether President Donald Trump will settle for a reduction in China's U.S. trade surplus or hold out for sweeping changes to China's industrial policies.

Aerospace & Defence 23 Mar 2018

Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

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GSK pulls out of £14.2 billion race for Pfizer consumer assets

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline has quit the race to buy Pfizer's consumer healthcare business, endangering an auction the U.S. drugmaker hoped would bring in as much as 14.2 billion pounds. | Video

23 Mar 2018

EU complains of Trump's 'gun to our head' over tariffs

BRUSSELS European Union leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to make permanent an EU exemption from U.S. metal import duties, saying they reserved the right to respond "in a proportionate manner" to protect the bloc's interests. | Video

12:49am GMT

Atlantia to buy Cellnex stake, granted option to sell it on to Edizione

MILAN Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said on Friday it had decided to exercise an option to buy all or part of the shares in Spanish telecoms masts group Cellnex owned by Abertis for between 21.20-21.50 euros per share.

Spain 23 Mar 2018
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