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U.S. stocks near record high; report on ECB lifts euro

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NEW YORK - The euro rebounded from a 13-month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. stock indexes were little changed, with the S&P 500 clinging near the 2,000 milestone.

FTSE perked up by Petrofac

LONDON - Britain's top equity index climbed to its highest closing level in nearly two months on Wednesday, with oil and gas services company Petrofac buoyed by positive broker comments.

6:27pm BST

Dollar eases as euro falls on ECB speculation

NEW YORK - The dollar softened on Wednesday as traders focussed on riskier currencies, while the battered euro hit a 19-month low against the Swiss franc amid speculation the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing.

8:21pm BST

Sterling firm near 2-week high versus struggling euro

LONDON - Sterling traded firm near two-week highs against a struggling euro on Wednesday, helped by widening interest rate differentials between the two-year British government bonds and their euro zone counterparts.

9:18am BST

FTSE gains ground as financials rally

LONDON - Britain's top equity index rose on Tuesday, with financial stocks outperforming, amid expectations of new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. | Video

26 Aug 2014
Markets

 

7.90
6,830.66
+0.12%
15.31
17,122.01
+0.09%
13.60
15,534.82
+0.09%

Currencies

1.6575
1.2563
1.3194

Other Indices

24,918.75
9,569.71
4,395.26
2,000.12
130.81
173.60

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