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  • WASHINGTON, March 10- U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week despite slowing economic growth. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs last month as the construction sector recorded its largest gain in...

  • TORONTO, March 10- Canada's benchmark stock index slipped in afternoon trade on Friday, with shares in Toronto-Dominion Bank falling sharply after CBC News reported that employees of the bank were being pressured to meet high sales revenue goals, traders said. Shares in TD, Canada's No. 2 lender, fell as much as 5.3 percent to C $66.21, its biggest one-day decline...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 10- European shares came off highs on Friday, as growing talk about central bank tightening in the region hit utilities and export-oriented stocks but continued to boost the heavyweight banking sector. A report that some European Central Bank policymakers had discussed the possibility of rate hikes sent government bond yields soaring,...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- The euro jumped to a three-week high against the dollar on Friday after a report that the European Central Bank had discussed the possibility of raising interest rates before the end of its quantitative easing program. The euro rose as high as $1.0677 against the dollar, its strongest since Feb. 16. "I have no idea whether the reports are correct or...

  • March 10- U.S. stocks were off session highs on Friday after a solid jobs report virtually sealed the deal for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week, and potentially set the course for an aggressive tightening path this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's conference on March 15 following the two-day meeting will be closely watched for clues on the pace...

  • *Money markets price in ECB rate hike by March 2018. LONDON, March 10- Euro zone bond yields soared on Friday after a report that some European Central Bank policymakers had discussed the possibility of rate hikes rattled markets already jolted by signs the ECB may be stepping back from its ultra-easy monetary policy stance. Germany's benchmark 10- year Bund...

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week despite slowing economic growth. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs last month as the construction sector recorded its largest gain in...

  • LONDON, March 10- Sterling skidded to an eight-week low against the euro on Friday, as the single currency rallied broadly on news the European Central Bank had discussed the possibility of raising interest rates before ending its quantitative easing program. The pound has also been hurt by worries that Britain's economy is heading for a slowdown on the back of...

  • *Wall Street gains on robust jobs data. NEW YORK, March 10- Crude oil resumed a downward drift and global equity markets rose on Friday after a robust U.S. jobs report drove home the strength of the American economy and set the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week. Shares on Wall Street posted broad-based gains while banking stocks in the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week despite slowing economic growth. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs last month as the construction sector recorded its largest gain in...

  • President Donald Trump holds a National Economic Council listening session with the CEOs of small and community banks, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on March 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump promised in a meeting with community bankers to strip away some Dodd-Frank financial regulations.

  • Trump: Community banks crucial to jobs in America

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Donald Trump met with small and community bank CEOs to discuss legislative and financial reforms. Also Javers has the latest on a bill making its way through Congress on reducing the cost of drugs.

  • HONG KONG, March 10- Chinese conglomerate HNA Group would like to increase its stake of 3 percent in Germany's Deutsche Bank, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Representatives of HNA and Deutsche Bank declined to comment. HNA purchased a 3.04 percent stake in the German lender last month, making it the bank's third-biggest shareholder after...

  • LONDON, March 10- European shares rose on Friday, with gains underpinned by a rally among banks, energy stocks as well as BT as attention turned to closely-watched U.S. jobs data due later in the day. Eurozone banking stocks rose 2 percent, extending their rally from the previous session and hitting their highest level in more than a year on expectations of future...

  • BUDAPEST, March 10- Central European currencies and government bonds eased on Friday after the European Central Bank hinted the previous day that it is slowly moving towards tighter policy. Romania's leu, troubled by domestic political tension in the past six weeks, touched its weakest levels since regional market jitters around Britain's referendum which...

  • The Merrill Lynch bull, statue and corporate symbol, outside the Merrill Lynch Denver Meridian complex

    Merrill Lynch's decision came after Trump ordered the Labor Department last month to delay the proposed retirement-savings rule.

  • LONDON, March 10- Investors expect the European Central Bank to raise interest rates by March 2018, money market prices show, with some banks forecasting multiple hikes in 2018 on expectations the central bank will wind down stimulus as the European economy improves. The change comes after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged on Thursday to keep an aggressive...

  • LONDON, March 10- Stocks rose, the dollar was on track for its fifth week of gains and crude oil rebounded from recent lows on Friday ahead of closely watched U.S. payrolls data which is expected to give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week. The euro, and the regional banking index, enjoyed a lift after European Central Bank head Mario...

  • LONDON, March 10- Eurozone banking shares hit their highest level since last January on Friday, extending gains after the European Central Bank struck a more optimistic tone on the economy. An index of euro zone banks was up 1.9 percent, the highest in more than a year while the broader pan-European banks index was up more than a percent. On Thursday banks rallied...

  • Restructuring our business in Europe: VTB Bank Chair

    Andrey Kostin, president and chairman at VTB Bank, says he would like to see a better relationship between Russia and European leaders, with trade being a key factor.

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