Global airfares, hotel rates to rise in 2019 – industry forecast

* Global airfares to rise 2.6 pct, hotel rates up 3.7 pct * Asia, Europe to see biggest price increases * Downside risks from trade war By Jamie Freed SINGAPORE, July 24 (Reuters) – A strong global economy and rising oil prices are expected to push up the cost of air travel in 2019, with fares seen rising 2.6 percent and hotel rates up 3.7 percent, although there are downside risks from a trade war, according to an industry forecast. 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Bonds unsettled by tightening talk, US growth outlook

* Nikkei edges up as yen eases, dollar bounces modestly * Longer-term bond yields rise globally, focus on BOJ * Talk US GDP report on Friday could beat forecasts * Alphabet shares jump to record as results impress By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, July 24 (Reuters) – Global bond markets were under strain on Tuesday amid talk of central bank tightening and the risk of a robust reading on U.S. 

UPDATE 3-China probes stainless steel imports from Indonesia, EU, Japan, S.Korea

* Imports targeted by anti-dumping probe worth $1.3 billion * Stainless steel imports jumped almost 200 pct last year * Probe pits state-owned mills against private Chinese ones abroad – analyst * China’s Tsingshan opened stainless mill in Indonesia last year * Nippon Steel, Posco, Acerionx, Outokumpu also named (Adds response from European industry, data) BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) – China began an anti-dumping investigation on Monday into stainless steel imports worth $1.3 billion, including from a privately owned Chinese mill with operations offshore, after complaints of damage to the local industry. 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks ease, dollar near two-week lows on Trump comments

* Dollar eases after Trump complains about greenback strength * Trump ratchets up protectionist rhetoric, hits stocks * Investors await Trump-Juncker trade talks later this week By Swati Pandey SYDNEY, July 23 (Reuters) – Asian shares dipped on Monday on fears of more protectionist measures from the United States while the dollar declined against major currencies after U.S.