LONDON - World shares were at a six-year high and heading for a fifth week of back-to-back gains on Friday as the ongoing tug-of-war over Crimea and uncertainty ahead of U.S. jobs data did little to sap market confidence. | Video
LONDON - The euro raced to a 2-1/2 year high against the dollar on Friday as short term money market rates rose on signs that the European Central Bank's balance sheet was contracting at a time when other major central banks were still expanding theirs.
LONDON - Sterling steadied against the euro on Friday near a three-week low struck after the European Central Bank stopped short of easing policy further, adding to an increasingly muddy outlook for the pound after six strong months.
PARIS - European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors trod a cautious path in case of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
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