LONDON The euro slipped back towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares rallied on Thursday as talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week gained ground.
LONDON Oil prices fell on Thursday after six days of gains, as concerns that escalating tension in the Middle East could disrupt supply faded, and the focus returned to a persistent market glut.
LONDON The euro hovered near seven-month lows against the dollar and lost ground against the yen on Thursday as investors bet against it, expecting the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy again next week.
GENEVA World trade talks are deadlocked and ministers are unlikely to find a way out of the impasse when they meet in Nairobi next month, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS The European Union executive arm warned Italy, France and Belgium that their large public debts and low potential growth make them vulnerable to economic shocks, the European Commission said on Thursday .
BEIJING China's central bank has tested bilateral currency swap operations with the European Central Bank, according to a notice posted on the People's Bank of China (PBOC) website on Thursday.
MILAN/LONDON, Nov 26 European shares rose on Thursday, helped by growing expectations of aggressive European Central Bank action next week. A solid quarterly report from chipmaker Infineon and a rebound in metal prices also provided support.
* Dow up 0.01 pct, S&P down 0.01 pct, Nasdaq 0.26 pct (Updates to market close, adds commentary)
* Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving (Recasts with new high)
TOKYO, Nov 26 Japanese stocks rebounded on Thursday in thin trade, but shares in suppliers of parts for the iPhone's LCD screens dived after the Nikkei business daily reported on Apple's plans to introduce organic light-emitting diode displays for its iPhones in 2018.
Nov 26 Hong Kong stocks ended barely changed on Thursday, as most Asian markets stabilised after jitters over Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet abated.
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