Take Five: Staring at the ceiling

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Reuters UK

(Reuters) – The world’s largest economy hitting its debt limit is fraying confidence, just as some of the biggest names in the U.S. corporate landscape get ready to report results. Global business activity data will provide the latest insight into how protracted a slowdown could prove, Britain’s FTSE flirts with record highs and Japan, New Zealand and Australia release inflation numbers. Here’s a look at the week ahead in markets from Kevin Buckland in Tokyo, Lewis Krauskopf and Ira Iosebashvili in New York, and Naomi Rovnick and Alun John in London. 1/HITTING THE CEILING The U.S. government h…

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