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

 
13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Reuters
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