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*Diplomatic talks on Ukraine also weigh on Bunds. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose and the euro hit a 10- week high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank took no fresh steps to ease monetary policy in the face of persistently low inflation.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including ECB's Draghi's upbeat comments.
*Stocks rise on efforts to resolve Ukraine crisis. NEW YORK, March 6- World share markets rose on Thursday, supported by hopes diplomatic efforts would cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro advanced to its highest level of the year after the European Central Bank signaled its economy needs no additional stimulus.
NEW YORK, March 6- The euro jumped against the dollar on Thursday to its highest since December and to a peak against the yen not seen since Jan. 23 after the European Central Bank signalled no need for new economic stimulus.
PARIS, March 6- BNP Paribas, France's biggest bank, has suspended its head of spot currency trading as part of a long-running global investigation into possible currency market manipulation, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
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The euro added half a cent after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.
LONDON, March 6- The euro inched higher on Thursday as the European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold, shaking out some bets of a cut in base rates to support euro zone growth and weaken returns on the single currency versus its peers. That puts the onus on a news conference by President Mario Draghi starting at 1330 GMT.
Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, and Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for the U.K. and Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discuss the potential stumbling blocks for sterling's rally.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports European Union leaders are gathering to discuss possible sanctions against Russia, such as arms embargo and travel bans.
*Stocks rise on efforts to resolve Ukraine crisis, ECB. LONDON, March 6- World shares rose on Thursday, supported by diplomatic efforts to cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro held steady on speculation the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy later in the day.
LONDON, March 6- The euro traded flat on Thursday with players split down the middle on the chances of the European Central Bank taking more steps to support euro zone growth and weaken base returns on the single currency versus its peers.
FRANKFURT, March 6- Germany's Merck KGaA, the worlds largest maker of liquid crystals for display screens, reported an unexpected rise in underlying profits on Thursday as the benefits of its cost cutting campaign more than offset the impact of weaker foreign currency exchange rates.
SINGAPORE, March 6- Singapore police are investigating the apparent suicide of a 28- year-old American woman who ran a small exchange in the Asian city state trading virtual currencies. Autumn Radtke, chief executive of First Meta Pte Ltd, was found dead at her Singapore home on Feb. 26.
TOKYO, March 6- The euro stayed on the defensive on Thursday, having lost ground against its peers as investors prepared for possible policy easing by the European Central Bank later in the day. The euro last stood at $1.3728, having slipped as far as $1.3707 overnight.
*Diplomatic efforts to solve Ukraine crisis underpin risk assets. TOKYO, March 6- Asian shares could enjoy a reprieve on Thursday as diplomatic efforts moderate the crisis over Ukraine, while the euro comes under pressure as investors speculate whether the European Central Bank will ease policy later in the day.
*Yen extends broad slide, focus shifts to data. *Euro lower against the dollar ahead of ECB meeting. NEW YORK, March 5- The dollar edged higher against the euro and yen on Wednesday, shrugging off softer-than-expected U.S. private-sector payrolls and services sector reports affected by severe winter conditions.
LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England revealed on Wednesday that allegations of rigging of world currency markets had been flagged as far back as mid-2006 as it suspended a staff member as part of a probe into what it knew about the alleged manipulation.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, March 5- Emerging markets steadied on Wednesday as the United States and Russia held talks on Ukraine, at least temporarily easing East-West tensions that prompted a selloff in global markets earlier this week.
LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England suspended a staff member on Wednesday as part of a probe into what it knew about alleged manipulation of world currency markets and revealed that rigging allegations had been flagged as far back as mid-2006.