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Motorists of the world take heart: even popes get flat tires

LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with -- a flat tire.

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TREASURIES-Benchmark yields at 10-month high on strong China data

* U.S. 10-year yields hit highest since March * 10-year inflation breakeven rate highest since March * Two-year yields highest since September 2008 By Kate Duguid NEW YORK, Jan 18 - Yields on U.S. 10-year notes reached a 10-month high on Thursday after China reported fourth-quarter growth that accelerated for the first time in seven years. China's gross domestic product grew 6.8 percent in the October to December period from a year earlier. An export recovery helped the

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Japan central bank to keep policy on hold, offer upbeat inflation view

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank is set to maintain upbeat price forecasts next week and paint a slightly better picture of the economy than it did three months ago, signaling its conviction the country is making slow but steady progress in eradicating deflation.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks rise as corporate updates lift sentiment

* UK inflation edged down (Adds quotes, more share price moves)

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BOJ Kuroda's optimism on economy, price outlook sends yen to 4-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and inflation on Monday, sending the yen to a fourth-month high against the dollar on simmering speculation the central bank could withdraw stimulus earlier than expected.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits three-year low vs euro; Wall St hits new highs

* U.S. yields up on inflation, 2-year highest since 2008 crisis

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar at 3-yr low vs euro; stocks extend record run

* U.S. yields up on inflation, 2-year highest since 2008 crisis

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US STOCKS-Wall St scales record highs on earnings optimism, data

* Rising rents, healthcare costs boost underlying U.S. inflation

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Rising rents, healthcare costs boost underlying U.S. inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December on strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare, bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year.

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Rents boost U.S. core CPI; retail sales rise solidly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December amid strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare, bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year.

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Cheaper services weigh on U.S. wholesale prices; jobless claims up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

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U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

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Bets on U.S. inflation heat up in bond market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More investors are favoring U.S. bonds that profit from a pickup in inflation as the global economy gathers momentum with oil and other basic commodity prices recently hitting...

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EMERGING MARKETS-Short-term Brazilian yields up on inflation data

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Yields on short-term Brazilian interest rate futures inched up on Wednesday as higher-than-expected inflation data for 2017 drove traders to trim bets on two additional interest rate cuts. The benchmark IPCA index for last year rose more than the highest forecast in a Reuters poll of economists, though it still missed the official target range for the first time ever. Short-term yields rose in the wake of the report as traders di

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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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Asia stocks saunter toward historic high, U.S. earnings hurdle

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetites.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks saunter toward historic high, US earnings hurdle

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetites.

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Asia stocks advance toward historic highs, U.S. earnings test

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetite.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks advance toward historic highs, US earnings test

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetite.

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Asia stocks near historic highs, U.S. earnings loom

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares neared all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetite.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks near historic highs, US earnings loom

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares neared all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetite.

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Fed's Harker says two rate hikes 'appropriate' this year

(Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Friday said he believes the central bank should raise rates just two times this year, fewer than most of his rate-setting colleagues, as low inflation continues to dog the U.S. economy.

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Asian shares near record high, dollar weak ahead of job, wage data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the specter of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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Asian shares near record high, dollar weak as job, wage data awaited

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the specter of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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Asian shares approach 2007 peak, dollar weak on soft inflation prospects

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to their record 2007 peak on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the spectre of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares approach 2007 peak, dollar weak on soft inflation prospects

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to their record 2007 peak on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the spectre of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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Tortilla, gasoline prices unnerve Mexicans as election year begins

MEXICO CITY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Wednesday denounced forecast price hikes by fuel retailers and tortilla makers, saying increases were unjustified as it sought to allay public concern about high inflation at the start of a presidential election year.

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Fed policymakers see future rate rises guided by inflation, fiscal stimulus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers showed worry over the fate of currently low inflation and saw recent tax changes as providing a boost to consumer spending, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting on Dec. 12-13 released on Wednesday.

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Net shorts on U.S. longer-dated bonds hit 11-week low -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who said they had fewer longer-dated Treasuries than their benchmarks over those who held more than their benchmarks fell to an 11-week low, JPMorgan Chase & Co's latest client survey showed on Wednesday. Investors had ramped up holdings of longer-dated government debt at year-end following the most dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years and on expectations that inflation would remain muted and the Federal Reserve would rais

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A strong year for stocks, but no joy for the dollar

(Reuters) - Markets are ending 2017 in a party mood after a pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodities, while tame inflation kept central banks from snatching away the punch bowl of easy monetary policy.

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Stocks cheer $9 trillion year, downer for the dollar

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from snatching away the monetary punch bowl.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks cheer $9 trillion year, downer for the dollar

LONDON/SYDNEY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from snatching away the monetary punch bowl.

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Boom year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from snatching away the monetary punch bowl.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso slips on central bank inflation concern

(Rewrites with Mexican central bank comment on Mexican peso) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO/MEXICO CITY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso weakened on Thursday after the central bank expressed concern the inflation outlook has deteriorated, adding the currency could depreciate if talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are unfavorable. The minutes of the Mexican central bank's Dec. 14 meeting reinforced a more hawkish tone under its new boss, with a majority of th

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Bumper year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from taking away the punch bowl.

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Asia stocks up as metals rally signals solid growth outlook

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up as metals rally signals solid growth outlook

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican and Argentine currencies fall amid index gains

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO/MEXICO CITY, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso on Tuesday slid to its weakest level in almost 10 months due to ongoing concerns over inflation and the potential impact of new U.S. corporate tax cuts. The Argentine peso also weakened on Tuesday, reaching an all-time low due to seasonal demand for U.S. dollars. Shares, however, hit a record high after Argentina's Congress approved key business-friendly legislation. The Brazilian rea

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies mostly weaken as U.S. tax plan advances

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday after a plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code advanced in Congress, fueling expectations of faster interest rate hikes in coming months. The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved sweeping tax legislation in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, sending the package back to the House of Representatives for a final vote later in the day. Tax cuts could lift U.S. inflation and force the Federal R

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Fed's rosy economic scenario leaves inflation puzzle for Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As incoming Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell works through his holiday shopping list, he might consider the nearly 50 percent discount he could get buying Calvin Klein underwear online instead of at the local mall.

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Global stocks edge up amid central bank bonanza

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares eked out modest gains on Thursday as cautious comments on inflation from the U.S. Federal Reserve gave investors pause on a day packed with central bank decisions in Europe.

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European stocks, euro dip as central banks dominate

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares and the euro dipped on Thursday as cautious comments on inflation from the U.S. Federal Reserve gave investors pause before a series of central bank decisions in Europe.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-European stocks, euro dip as central banks dominate

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - European shares and the euro dipped on Thursday as cautious comments on inflation from the U.S. Federal Reserve gave investors pause before a series of central bank decisions in Europe.

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EMERGING MARKETS-With Fed out of way, emerging markets await Turkish cbank

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose to a near two-week high on Thursday after the U.S. Fed delivered a widely-expected rate rise but remained cautious on the inflation outlook, while Turkey's lira slipped before a central bank meeting.

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Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, US yields sag

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, US yields sag

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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WRAPUP 3-U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

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U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

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Wall Street scales higher on tech gains; Fed's rate decision awaited

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes advanced on Wednesday as technology stocks gained and traders took positions, overlooking concerns of benign inflation ahead of a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve later in the day.

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U.S. core CPI slows in November, apparel prices tumble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November amid weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices since 1998.

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U.S. consumer prices increase, but core CPI moderates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices accelerated in November amid a rebound in gasoline prices, but declining healthcare and apparel costs curbed underlying inflation pressures.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil banks agree to reimburse depositors for losses

BRASILIA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian banks agreed on Tuesday to compensate depositors for losses from government plans that tackled hyperinflation in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially settling over a million legal disputes that have hung over the country's banking system.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil banks agree to reimburse depositors for losses

BRASILIA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian banks agreed on Tuesday to compensate depositors for losses from government plans that tackled hyperinflation in the 1980s and 1990s, settling over a million legal disputes that have hung over the country's banking system.

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U.S. producer prices rise strongly, point to firming inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain in nearly six years.

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Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near approval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Incoming Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump to keep the recovery humming, appears set to let an expected trillion=dollar tax cut run its course through the economy as weak wage growth and inflation buttress his view that the economy remains underpowered.

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CEE MARKETS-Forint touches new 2017 low after Nov inflation data

BUDAPEST, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint touched its lowest level for the year on Friday after November inflation data signalled no imminent change to maintaining the central bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance. At 0918 GMT, the forint was a touch weaker on the day, rebounding from a 2017 low of 315.18 versus the euro. Hovering around the key 315 line, the forint has extended its losses for the year and is underperforming both the Polish zloty and the Czech crown . Anal

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U.S. unit labor costs decline for two straight quarters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. unit labor costs were much weaker than initially thought, declining both in the second and third quarters of this year, suggesting that inflation could remain benign for a while.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar strength pressures emerging currencies, lira worst hit

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose from two-week lows on Monday helped by a key growth-boosting U.S. tax overhaul, but currencies fell against the stronger dollar, led by the Turkish lira under pressure from rising inflation.

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In a Venezuela Ravaged by Inflation, ‘A Race for Survival’

Venezuelans of all classes have been hit hard by sharply rising costs, and the economic turmoil has turned the most basic tasks — like food shopping and commuting — into feats of endurance.

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Fed should continue to raise rates slowly, Williams says

PHOENIX (Reuters) - With falling U.S. unemployment expected to put upward pressure on inflation, the Federal Reserve should keep raising interest rates gradually, San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said on Wednesday.

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Trump Sells Tax Plan as ‘Rocket Fuel’ as Economy Strengthens

President Trump says the country needs a tax cut to boost economic growth, but the economy already is humming, unemployment is low and inflation may be picking up.

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Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Politics weigh on Chile, Brazil stocks, inflation in Mexico

(Updates with final prices, details from Mexico) SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Equities markets across Latin America fell on Thursday amid light Thanksgiving trading, led by the blue-chip IPSA index in Chile, where investors are still jittery over a weak performance by conservatives in elections over the weekend. On Thursday leftist Chilean presidential candidate Alejandro Guillier, competing in a run-off after coming second in a first round on Sunday, said he was open to eliminating Ch

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GLOBAL MARKETS-China stocks suffer mauling, Fed leaves dollar in a daze

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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Dollar dumped, bonds boosted on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday as speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as first thought slugged the dollar and boosted bonds globally.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dumped, bonds boosted on Fed inflation caution

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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FOREX-Dollar sinks on Fed inflation fears, weak data and technicals

* U.S. durable goods orders miss after strong three-month run

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks scale record high, crude oil gains

* Dollar falls on weak U.S. data and inflation outlook (Adds oil, gold settlement prices, Fed minutes)

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EMERGING MARKETS-Argentina's Merval leads gains on high interest rates, oil prices

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Argentina's peso currency and Merval stock index registered solid gains on Wednesday after the nation's central bank held its benchmark interest rate and crude prices buoyed the nation's commodities-heavy equities market. On Tuesday evening, Argentina's central bank held its benchmark rate at 28.75 percent in order to fend of inflation that remains stubbornly high. That sent Argentina's peso up 0.22 percent and helped lift its main stock index more than

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira tumbles to record low

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira hit a record low on Wednesday and local bond yields rose to fresh peaks on political strains and worries about the central bank's ability to curb inflation.

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RPT-GRAPHICS-Battered Turkish markets separated from successes of emerging herd

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - In a year when most emerging markets have enjoyed stellar gains, Turkey has been an outlier, pummelled by double-digit inflation, political concerns and the central bank's perceived inability to pursue independent monetary policy.

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'Very uncertain' Yellen still predicts U.S. inflation rebound

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stuck by her prediction that U.S. inflation will soon rebound but offered on Tuesday an unusually strong caveat: she is "very uncertain" about this and is open to the possibility that prices could remain low for years to come.

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Fed close to goals, sees dual risks as it hikes rates: Yellen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "reasonably close" to its goals and should keep gradually raising U.S. interest rates to avoid the dual pitfalls of letting inflation drift below target for too long, and of driving unemployment down too far, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish selloff bucks mostly firm emerging markets

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks raced to fresh six-year highs on Tuesday, lifted by stellar gains in Asia but Turkish markets fell heavily, pressured by worsening ties with the United States and fears the central bank would be unable to combat an inflation spike.

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BRIEF-Stanchart says to grow expenses below the 3 percent rate of inflation in its markets

* Standard chartered to grow income in corporate and investment bank by 5 to 7 percent in medium term

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Goldman Sachs sees Fed raising rates four times in 2018

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs said it expects a tight U.S. labor market and more normal inflation picture will lead the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates four times next year.

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CANADA STOCKS-Futures edge higher as oil rises; inflation data eyed

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a slightly higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday amid a rise in oil prices and ahead of monthly inflation data.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies firm as risk appetite revives

(Updates prices, adds quote, Venezuela debt development) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies strengthened on Thursday as investors cautiously returned to emerging markets following a selloff in the previous session. Stronger-than-expected U.S. retail and inflation figures on Wednesday fostered expectations that the Federal Reserve could increase U.S. interest rates faster than expected, driving traders away from higher-yielding assets. But tha

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UPDATE 1-Sales growth at Walmart's Asda slows in latest quarter

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, the world's largest retailer, on Thursday reported a slowdown in its rate of sales growth despite industry inflation and very weak comparative numbers.

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U.S. core inflation pushes higher; retail sales rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices increased in October on the back of a pickup in rents and healthcare costs, bolstering the view that a recent disinflationary trend worrying the Federal Reserve probably had ended.

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U.S. consumer prices edge up; retail sales unexpectedly increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in October as the boost to gasoline prices from hurricane-related disruptions to Gulf Coast oil refineries was unwound, but rising rents and healthcare costs pointed to a gradual buildup of underlying inflation.

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Services boost U.S. producer prices; underlying inflation firming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in October, driven by a surge in the cost of services, leading to the biggest annual increase in wholesale inflation in over 5-1/2 years.

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Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

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U.S. job growth picks up; flat wages raise consumer spending worries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated in October after hurricane-related disruptions in the prior month, but wages grew at their slowest annual pace in more than 1-1/2 years in a sign that inflation probably will remain benign.

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Central bankers on the move, but where's the inflation?

LONDON (Reuters) - Now the Bank of England has raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, it is beyond doubt major central banks in industrialized economies are eager to shift away from ultra-easy policy.

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Bank of England Raises Rates for First Time in a Decade

The interest rate increase comes at a delicate time for the British economy, as the central bank tries to strike a balance between moderate growth and rising inflation.

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U.S. consumer spending grows at fastest pace since 2009, savings drop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street opens lower amid Russia probe, Fed pick

* U.S. Sept consumer spending rises, underlying inflation muted

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U.S. consumer spending grows at fastest pace since 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted.

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U.S. consumer spending posts largest gain since 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted.

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Hyperinflation threat returns to Zimbabwe

HARARE, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Less than a decade after hyperinflation obliterated Zimbabwe's dollar along with its pensions and savings, the southern African nation is suffering a return to precipitous price rises.

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Global growth? Sure. But still not much inflation pressure: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The global economy is on its best roll in years and set to do better in 2018, but economists in Reuters polls around the world mostly said synchronous growth is not about to spawn significant price pressures.

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Incoming New Zealand government to review central bank objectives

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand prime minister-designate Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday her new Labour-led government plans to review and reform the Central Bank Act to possibly include employment, alongside inflation, as a dual target.

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UPDATE 1-UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

* UK Q3 retail sales +1.5 pct yy, lowest since Q2 2013 * ONS and economists cite drag from higher inflation * Sterling hits one-week low against U.S. dollar * BoE Nov rate rise still seen likely, doubts for 2018 (Adds market and economist reaction) By David Milliken and Alistair Smout LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand rem