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BEIJING, Jan 11- China's annual consumer inflation rate quickened to a seven-month high of 2.5 percent in December on rising food prices, ahead of expectations and narrowing the scope for the central bank to boost the economy by easing monetary policy.
HONG KONG, Jan 11- Hong Kong shares reversed gains on Friday after higher-than-expected China inflation triggered profit taking in recent outperformers, snapping a two-week winning streak in the process.
*Coming up: U.K. November Industrial output at 0930 GMT. SINGAPORE, Jan 11- Brent crude futures fell further below $112 a barrel on Friday on concerns that faster-than-expected inflation in China will limit room for further policy easing to boost growth in the world's second-biggest oil consumer.
NEW YORK, Jan 11- The euro on Friday rose against the dollar to its highest since April in the wake of encouraging remarks from the head of the European Central Bank, while an improving economic outlook held world stock prices near a 20- month high.
SOMERSET, N.J., Jan 11- A top U.S. Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser said central banks in many countries are adopting policies, often under pressure from governments, to control their currencies, calling it an unhealthy phenomenon.
*Higher-than-expected inflation tempers China easing hopes. *China autos strong, 2013 improvement expected.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan slips from near highest since Aug 2011. TOKYO, Jan 11- Asian shares fell on Friday as a pick-up in Chinese inflation prompted profit taking but underlying sentiment was supported by an improving outlook for global economies, while the yen slid on renewed expectations for bold monetary easing in Japan.
*Coming up: U.K. November Industrial output at 0930 GMT. SINGAPORE, Jan 11- Brent crude futures fell further below $112 a barrel on Friday after faster-than-expected inflation in China eased investors' confidence in the growth prospects of the world's second biggest oil consumer, but output cuts in Saudi Arabia limited the drop.
HONG KONG, Jan 11- Hong Kong shares could start slightly higher on Friday, ahead of China's December inflation data expected later in the day that is forecast to hit a 7- month high of 2.3 percent.
TOKYO, Jan 11- Asian shares rose on Friday amid an improving outlook for global economies and reduced anxiety over the euro zone's debt problems, while the yen slid on renewed expectations for aggressive monetary easing in Japan.
*China exports rise to 7- month highs, lifts optimism. *Oil rises on China demand, Saudi output cuts. The euro rose on less anxiety about the euro zone economy after the European Central Bank unanimously left interest rates unchanged and ECB President Mario Draghi offered no hints that more policy easing will be coming soon.
*Brazil aims to increase diplomatic clout with candidacy. Brazil has emerged as an economic powerhouse in the last decade, which has increased its clout in global organizations like the International Monetary Fund and United Nations.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- World stock prices rose to an eight-month high on Thursday and oil prices climbed as stronger-than-expected Chinese exports raised hopes of a more robust recovery for the global economy this year.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday on optimism about global growth spurred by stronger-than-expected exports in China, the world's second-biggest economy, though gains in the S&P 500 were capped at a resistance level near a 5- year high. On Friday, the index had closed at its highest since December 2007.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- U.S. stocks inched higher on Thursday, helped by stronger-than-expected exports in China, the world's second-biggest economy, but gains were capped as the S&P 500 hovered near a 5- year high. The S&P 500 material sector index was off 0.3 percent.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- The euro climbed to a one-week high against the dollar on Thursday as investors saw no hints of the European Central Bank laying the groundwork for cuts to its benchmark interest rate.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- U.S. stocks advanced at the open on Thursday as stronger-than-expected exports in China, the world's second-biggest economy, raised hopes for a more robust recovery in the global economy this year. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 51.22 points, or 0.38 percent, to 13,441.73.
SAO PAULO, Jan 10- Brazil's consumer inflation rate closed 2012 n ear the ceiling of the g overnment's t arget range d espite an economy that barely grew, s uggestin g p rice pressure wil l get even more intense if activity picks up as expected this year.
LONDON, Jan 10- The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Thursday after the European Central Bank left interest rates on hold and following strong demand at an auction of Spanish debt. Still, market participants were wary that the ECB may signal further rate cuts in the coming months at a news conference from ECB President Mario Draghi at 1330 GMT.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, alongside other risk assets, as stronger-than-expected exports in China, the world's second-biggest economy, raised hopes for a more robust recovery in the global economy this year.