Rain check on those rate-cut bets? World market themes for the week ahead

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As China’s troubled markets take time out for the Lunar New Year holiday, U.S. inflation numbers, key UK data, Russia’s central bank meeting and an election in the world’s third-largest democracy vie for the spotlight. Here’s your week ahead primer in world markets: NOT YET Open this photo in gallery: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a press conference following the release of the Fed's interest rate policy decision at the Federal Reserve in Washington on Jan. 31.EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/Reuters For traders trying to bet on the timing of a first U.S. rate cut, life has not been made easy by...