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Global stocks were relatively unchanged on Tuesday morning amid a flurry on international economic reports.

U.S. stock index futures were flat with about 90 minutes before markets open. Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average were up 11 points or 0.1 per cent. Futures for the broader S&P 500 were unchanged.

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In Europe, the U.K.'s FTSE 100 was down 0.1 per cent and Germany's DAX index was up 0.1 per cent in afternoon trading. U.K. consumer prices rose 4 per cent in January at an annualized rate, raising concerns about inflation and how the central bank is likely to respond. Gross domestic product in the euro zone area rose 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter, over the previous quarter.

In the United States, investors await reports on January retail sales, along with the Empire State manufacturing survey for February.


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