RPT-GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-Oil price risks put inflation back in focus

lunes 23 de junio de 2014 02:00 GYT

(Repeats story that ran on Sunday, with no changes)

* Iraq violence oil price spikes weigh on policy

* Euro zone PMIs to give flavour of euro zone recovery

* U.S. 1st-qtr GDP reading to give clues to Fed's next move

* Britain's 1st-qtr data more hopeful; Japan CPI in focus

By Robin Emmott

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) - Iraq will be foremost in investors' minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.

Oil prices neared nine-month highs late last week, touching $115 a barrel, and the rapid advance of militants in Iraq, the second-largest OPEC producer, is destabilising oil markets.

That has implications for inflation in the United States and Europe, as well as Asia's export-oriented economies that are large net importers of oil.   Continuación...