GLOBAL MARKETS-Nerves dominate before U.S. retail numbers
* Dollar gains, European stock markets head lower
* Asia ex-Japan shares head for third straight weekly drop
* Oil prices also lower on day, but up on week
* All eyes on U.S. retail sales
By Patrick Graham
LONDON, May 13 The dollar was set for a second week of gains on Friday while stock markets fell ahead of a handful of major U.S. and Chinese data releases which may do little to settle growing nerves over the outlook for the world's two biggest economies.
A poor performance on Wall Street on Thursday, driven by another big drop in Apple shares, seeped into Asian and European markets, down... read more
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