SINGAPORE (May 7): The synchronised global economic growth that spurred equity markets in 2017 is starting to lose momentum. In its place is a seeming divergence. Leading economic indicators show signs of a wobbly economy in some parts of the world, while in other areas inflation is creeping up. And stock markets are sagging as investors price in greater uncertainty for the second half of the year.

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