Take Five: The tightrope trick

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How to dampen inflation without slamming the brakes on growth? That’s the tricky job central banks face. But as others grapple with soaring prices, we will see how hard China’s COVID lockdowns are snarling up trade and slowing its economy. And another complication — M&A deals worth over $400 billion are waiting for financing, but costs are rising fast. Here is your week ahead in markets from Lewis Krauskopf in New York, Tom Westbrook in Singapore, Andres Gonzalez in Madrid; Dhara Ranasinghe and Karin Strohecker in London. 1/NAME OF THE GAME Red-hot inflation is infusing central bankers with a…

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