Global Markets

Euro on shaky ground, stocks up on talk of aggressive ECB easing


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.

Oil eases on glut, production outlook

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.

2:34pm GMT

Euro slips as bets on deeper negative rates in ECB grow

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.

3:32pm GMT

WTO talks stuck again as ministers prepare to meet, Azevedo says

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.

3:56pm GMT

Italy, France, Belgium vulnerable to shocks because of high debt, low growth: EU

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 .

1:16pm GMT

China and Europe test bilateral currency swap operations: PBOC

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.

9:25am GMT
World Markets

European shares rise on ECB stimulus hopes; Infineon shines

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.

US STOCKS-Wall St indexes flat in pre-holiday lull; health, consumer up

* Dow up 0.01 pct, S&P down 0.01 pct, Nasdaq 0.26 pct (Updates to market close, adds commentary)

Nikkei rebounds, but iPhone LCD suppliers tumble

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.

Hong Kong shares close flat as MidEast tensions ease

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.

8:18am GMT
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