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  • June 3- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after a better-than-expected report on U.S. private sector employment for May and as the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- Wall Street was set to open higher after data showed that the U.S. private sector added more jobs than expected in May and the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows. "There was nothing disturbing in the numbers," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery...

  • FRANKFURT, June 3- The head of the European Central Bank pledged on Wednesday to stick with the bank's loose monetary policy measures, including its roll-out of a money-printing program. In a news conference after leaving interest rates unchanged, Mario Draghi emphasized the need for "full implementation" of monetary policies to see the euro zone economy...

  • Text of Draghi speech after ECB holds rates Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    LONDON, June 3- Following is a transcript of comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to a news conference after the Bank left interest rates on hold as expected on Wednesday. We will now report on the outcome of today's meeting of the Governing Council, which was also attended by the Commission Vice-President, Mr Dombrovskis.

  • BRASILIA, June 3- Brazil is poised to raise interest rates by 50 basis points on Wednesday for the fifth straight time, maintaining its tight-money campaign to battle inflation despite fears it could worsen an expected economic recession. The yield curve of Brazil's interest rate futures indicates an 87 percent probability of the bank raising rates to 13.75...

  • Draghi: Balance sheet shifts may dampen growth   Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Draghi: Balance sheet shifts may dampen growth

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Steve Liesman have the update from Mario Draghi's press conference on ECB policy and market reaction.

  • FRANKFURT, June 3- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is set to reaffirm his commitment to quantitative easing and may call on Greece to finally agree a fresh aid deal with its creditors after the ECB left interest rates on hold as expected on Wednesday. The ECB is also expected to confirm its growth forecasts, while Draghi will try to avoid getting...

  • ECB leaves rates unchanged as expected Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, June 3- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, holding them at record lows as it continues a money-printing scheme to lift the economy. The decision to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged was widely expected after the ECB cut rates to rock-bottom levels last September and said they had hit "the lower bound."

  • ECB leaves rates unchanged   Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:40 AM ET
    ECB leaves rates unchanged

    The European Central Bank keeps the benchmark refinancing rate unchanged at 0.05 percent.

  • Lenders being hit by low rates: Portuguese Banks Association

    Professor Manuela Marques, secretary general of the Portuguese Banks Association, explains how low interest rates are hitting the country's lenders.

  • MUMBAI, June 3- The Reserve Bank of India's new inflation mandate could stop it from lowering interest rates again this year if drought strikes, and bond yields have risen sharply on the possibility that the latest rate cut would be the last for some time. After the central bank cut rates on Tuesday for the third time this year, Governor Raghuram Rajan explicitly...

  • SHANGHAI, June 3- A major China stock index slipped on Wednesday, after two sessions of strong gains, as a dozen new share offerings hit a market already pulled down by big banks on signs their margins could be hurt by accelerated interest rate liberalization. Shares of top banks sagged, after China launched certificates of deposit, paving the way for full interest...

  • TOKYO, June 3- Japanese shares fell on Wednesday as investors booked profits from the market's longest rally in nearly three decades, with interest-rate sensitive stocks under the strongest pressure after bond yields rose globally. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent lower at 20,473.51 points. The market had rallied for 12 straight sessions until...

  • BRASILIA, June 3- Brazil is poised to raise interest rates by 50 basis points on Wednesday for the fifth straight time, maintaining its tight money campaign to battle inflation despite fears it could worsen an expected economic recession. Central bank chief Alexandre Tombini repeated recently that the bank still has work to do to make good on its promise to...

  • SHANGHAI, June 3- China stocks fell on Wednesday morning as a dozen initial public offerings hit a market already pulled down by bank heavyweights on signs of accelerated interest rate liberalisation that threatens their margins. Banking shares sagged, after China launched certificates of deposit, paving the way for full interest rate liberalisation.

  • Why RBI's rate cut failed to jolt markets   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Why RBI's rate cut failed to jolt markets

    Vikas Khemani, CEO of Edelweiss, says investors were disappointed with the lack of a guidance in the Reserve Bank of India's commentary on Tuesday.

  • Nikkei steps back on profit-taking after long rally Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    *Profit-taking set in after 12- day rally until Monday. TOKYO, June 3- Japanese shares slipped on Wednesday as investors booked profits from the market's longest rally in more than three decades, with interest rate sensitive stocks sold the most after bond yields rose globally. Things don't move up in a straight line, "said Stefan Worrall, director of equity at...

  • Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP

    David Bassanese, chief economist at BetaShares, says the quality of Australia's first-quarter gross domestic product isn't "fantastic" as consumer spending remained soft.

  • Greece will meet debt deadline: Strategist   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Greece will meet debt deadline: Strategist

    Todd Horwitz, chief strategist at BubbaTrading.com, expects Greece to pay back a loan tranche to the IMF on Friday and says the ongoing debt talks won't affect U.S. markets.

  • Dollar is the hangover, Fed tightening is night before: Pro

    Ylan Mui, Steve Grasso, FM trader, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss Fed activity and a market outlook.