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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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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- US Dollar Report: FOREX-Dollar weakens, near one-month low, on trade war tensions