Britain will propose setting up an interim customs agreement with the EU after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade. But it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals, a possible sticking point.
Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more and offering hope that domestic demand - and not just exports - will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years.
U.S. consumer prices increased slightly in July as rising food costs were offset by falling prices for other goods. 'Benign' inflation could make the Federal Reserve cautious about hiking interest rates this year.