Stocks simmer near record highs ahead of U.S. inflation data

Stocks simmer near record highs ahead of U.S. inflation data

LONDON — Global shares hung near record highs on Tuesday, buoyed by better than expected Chinese export data as markets awaited the release of U.S. inflation data for further clues about the global economic recovery. The surprisingly strong Chinese data implied that global demand remained strong and helped reassure investors that the world economy was…