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  • NEW YORK, June 5- European central bankers boosted world markets on Thursday by rolling out sub-zero interest rates and other anti-deflation measures that lifted the euro, U.S. The euro, a common currency used by 18 countries that a month ago traded at a hair under $1.40, initially sank on news of the European Central Bank's program.

  • Ukraine president-elect works on peace plan with Western leaders. NEW YORK, June 5- Brent crude oil futures rose and U.S. crude oil pared losses on Thursday in choppy trading as the euro and dollar reacted to the European Central Bank's interest rate cut and investors anticipated growing oil demand in Europe.

  • U.S. gov't bonds seen as a bargain after ECB rate cut Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 5- Do not be surprised if U.S. Treasury yields fall in coming days after the European Central Bank cut short-term interest rates to near zero on Thursday. The U.S. benchmark 10- year Treasury note's yield fell to 2.40 percent last week, a level not seen since last June, in part because of Europe.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned higher on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, while Wall Street and U.S.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned up on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, as Wall Street stock prices and yields on U.S.

  • Periphery leads euro zone share rise on ECB boost Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    LONDON, June 5- Euro zone shares rose on Thursday, led by banks and periphery indexes, as the European Central Bank unveiled a string of measures to fight low inflation and boost the currency bloc's economy.

  • European shares rally on ECB, DAX hits all-time high Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    LONDON, June 5- Euro zone shares rallied on Thursday, led by banks and peripheral indexes, as the European Central Bank unveiled a string of measures to fight low inflation and boost the euro zone economy. The euro zone Euro STOXX index rose 1.1 percent, setting a six-year high at 333.80, with the blue-chip Europe STOXX50 up 1.2 percent.

  • *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Thursday in choppy trading after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to help stimulate the region's economy.

  • *Euro holds near lows, seen hostage to ECB decision. *ECB expected to cut rates, may unveil loan programme. LONDON, June 5- European shares held steady and the euro hovered near four-month lows against the dollar on Thursday, with the common currency hostage to expectations the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy to support a fragile economic recovery.

  • *Euro holds near lows, seen hostage to ECB decision. *ECB expected to cut rates, may unveil loan programme.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. stock and bond markets have risen in tandem all year as investors in each found reasons to support their views: stocks are up on signs the economy is improving, and bonds have gained on expectations for low inflation and relatively slow growth. The benchmark Standard& Poor's 500 set multiple records in the last few weeks, while the Barclays U.S.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Brent crude turned lower, and U.S. crude pared gains on Wednesday on news that Ukraine's president-elect was working on a peace plan and that a meeting with Russia's leader this week in France was not being ruled out. Brent crude for July delivery was down 21 cents at $108.61 a barrel at 1:24 p.m. EDT.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. shares rebounded slightly on Wednesday after strong data on the U.S. services sector, while soft European economic data weighed on European equities and weakened the euro a day ahead of a closely watched European Central Bank policy meeting.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Mixed U.S. and European economic data weighed on U.S. shares and European stocks on Wednesday, while the euro slipped ahead of a closely watched European Central Bank policy meeting.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.1 pct. LONDON/ PARIS, June 4- European shares inched down on Wednesday after data confirmed a slowdown in the euro zone's economic recovery in the first quarter, with investors awaiting fresh action by the European Central Bank to spur growth.

  • Down on its luck: time to bet on France? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, June 4- A flatlining economy. Stubbornly high labour costs despite the record unemployment that helped bring the hard-right National Front out on top in last week's EU election. These include Societe Generale's head of global asset allocation, Alain Bokobza, whose team in Paris called the CAC-40 index of blue-chip stocks higher in mid-January.

  • European share rally stalls in wait for ECB Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. PARIS, June 3- European shares slipped on Tuesday in thin volumes and some benchmark indexes retreated from multi-year highs as investors held back from chasing stocks higher before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.

  • Stocks on Wall Street were lower, following declines across Europe, but emerging market stocks rose, lifted in part by rising Brazilian and Mexican shares. MSCI's all-country world index of equity performance in 45 countries, fell 0.03 percent, while the pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 index of regional shares fell 0.4 percent to 1,374.98.

  • *Wall Street seen opening lower. LONDON, June 3- European shares dipped on Tuesday and the euro edged higher against the dollar after a fall in euro zone inflation cemented the case for the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy later this week. Wall Street also looked set to open lower.

  • European share rally stalls ahead of ECB Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.5 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.3 pct. PARIS, June 3- European shares slipped on Tuesday in thin volumes, with a number of benchmark indexes retreating from multi-year highs as investors awaited Thursday's European Central Bank meeting before chasing stocks higher.