The major asset classes delivered across-the-board gains for a second month in a row in May. Excluding cash, everything was up last month, led by a sizzling rally in foreign inflation-linked government bonds.
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* China’s manufacturing sector grew at slightly slower pace in May
* Eurozone manufacturing activity reached new highs in May
* US crude futures rise to 2-1/2 year high
* Key measure of US inflation increased faster than expected in April
* US consumer spending rose 0.5% in April, extending March’s surge
* Probability of expected US PCE inflation above 2.5% rose to 84% in May: