GLOBAL MARKETS-Buoyant stocks brace for Fed to signal start of taper talk 8:19am EDT UPDATE 2-French investors plan Paris-listed, energy-focused SPAC 8:20am EDT UPDATE 2-Sequoia-backed Confluent aims for $8 bln valuation in U.S. IPO 8:23am EDT Fannie Mae cuts U.S. home sales forecast, points to supply constraints 8:30am EDT Service sector business activity in NY region growing at record pace- NY Fed survey 8:30am EDT UPDATE 2-Asda owners avoid $9.6 bln deal probe with petrol station sale approval 8:32am EDT French central bank rebuffs 'helicopter money' suggestion 8:34am EDT EXCLUSIVE-Deutsche Telekom seeks investors to bankroll German internet overhaul - sources 8:35am EDT UPDATE 1-Debut EU recovery fund bond rallies sharply, investors await Fed 7:41am EDT UK PM Johnson says could take steps over N.Ireland protocol 7:44am EDT