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Shares slump after retail giants sound stagflation alarm

(Updates after U.S. markets open) * Stocks tumble after retail giants warn of inflation pain * Bonds rally on safety appeal, dollar backs away from highs * China tech whacked by dismal Tencent earnings * Oil cooled by growth concerns, Venezuela hopes * Graphic: Global asset performance Link * Graphic: World FX rates Link By Marc Jones LONDON, May 1
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Shares slump as retail giants sound stagflation alarm

* Stocks tumble after retail giants warn of inflation pain * Bonds rally on safety appeal, dollar backs away from highs * China tech whacked by dismal Tencent earnings * Oil cooled by growth concerns, Venezuela hopes * Graphic: Global asset performance Link * Graphic: World FX rates Link By Marc Jones LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Heavy falls in Europ
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Shares slump as retailer warnings fuel stagflation fears

By Marc Jones LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Heavy falls in European and Asian stock markets followed Wall Street's worst day since mid-2020 on Thursday, as stark warnings from some of the world's biggest retailers underscored just how hard inflation is biting. Bond markets rallied in the dive for safety and on bets that interest rate rises may get rec
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Bank of Japan buys 70.1 bln yen in central bank disclosure

TOKYO, May 19 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan (BOJ) bought 70.1 billion yen ($548 million) of exchange-traded funds on Thursday, stepping into the market for the sixth time this year. Japanese shares had earlier fallen sharply after Wall Street plunged overnight on fears that surging inflation would eat into corporate profits and usher in an economic
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Japanese stocks see biggest weekly foreign outflow in six weeks

May 19 (Reuters) - Foreign investors were big sellers in Japanese stocks in the week ended May 13, as sharp declines in U.S. stocks due to worries around inflation, higher interest rates and economic health weighed on sentiment. Overseas investors sold Japanese stocks worth a net 753.19 billion yen ($5.86 billion), marking the biggest weekly outflo
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