Stocks mixed, dollar gains after robust inflation, jobs data

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By Lawrence Delevingne and Marc Jones (Reuters) -Global stock markets were mixed on Thursday, as investors weighed indicators of economic strength with rising bond market costs and expectations of more global interest rate hikes. After initially sagging, European shares rose 0.5%as euro zone inflation numbers justified what is widely expected to be another 50 basis point hike in the European Central Bank’s already decade-high rates this month. Consumer price inflation in the 20 countries sharing the euro currency eased to 8.5% in February from 8.6% in January on lower energy prices, a barely n…

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