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Global Economy Week Ahead: U.K. Inflation; Fed, ECB and Bank of Mexico Rate Decisions

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This week, central banks around the world will make their final monetary policy decisions of 2017, while a round of economic readings could help shape their outlooks going into 2018.

Stock Markets Firm as Bitcoin Futures Make Debut

Stocks mostly inched higher in Europe and Asia in a busy week set to include policy decisions from three major central banks and fresh readings on inflation.

China November Fiscal Spending Declines

China's fiscal spending declined 9.1% in November from a year ago, widening from October's 8% drop, as the government had frontloaded much of its expenditure earlier this year, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.

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Theresa May's Brexit Triumph May Prove Short-Lived

The British prime minister struck a landmark deal to conclude the first phase of Brexit talks, but the question of how to avoid a hard Irish border may need to be further clarified before an agreement with the EU on a full divorce deal.

EU Officials Warn of Risk to Global Trade

European Union officials said the U.S. is threatening to cripple global commerce by undermining the World Trade Organization, ahead of a gathering of officials from 164 countries on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

The New Face of Treasury Auctions

During the financial crisis, the borrowing needs of the U.S. more than tripled, and foreign investors and Wall Street banks bought most of the debt at government bond auctions. But recent years have seen a shift in who is buying Treasurys.

U.S. Bitcoin Futures Climb in First Day of Trade

Trade in the first bitcoin futures sparked a swift run-up in the price of the digital currency, while the exchange provider's website experienced outages from heavy traffic.

Risks From The WTO's New Power Vacuum

The world trading system confronts a new power vacuum, with out-of-date rules and no driving force spearheading any effort to update them.

Adrian Orr to Be New RBNZ Governor

The government announced that the current head of New Zealand's sovereign-wealth fund, Adrian Orr, has been selected to lead the country's central bank.

Electric-Vehicle Bulls Shake Up Metals Markets

Investors are scooping up a wide range of metals and mining stocks, betting that electric vehicles will transform commodity markets. Some, though, wonder how the rally might end.

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December 11, 2017 05:15 ET (10:15 GMT)