A laborer cuts steel bars at a railway bridge construction site in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China.
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Business confidence data from China and the eurozone will offer some pointers this week to where the global economy is going after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept markets guessing about when it will begin raising rates. With a Chinese slowdown blamed for spooking the Fed last week into postponing a rate hike, China's flash manufacturing purchasing managers' index Wednesday will be closely watched for signs of deterioration in the world's second-biggest economy. Economists polled by Reuters are banking on a slight improvement and any disappointment risks reigniting concerns that the Chinese economy is slowing faster than thought.In the United States, economic data is likely to take a back seat next week.
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