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FRANKFURT, June 5- Deutsche Bank warned that potential fines stemming from a range of investigations could threaten its capital base, casting a shadow over an 8.5 billion capital hike that had soundly beaten price expectations.
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.
*Unlear whether Lloyds, HSBC will be replaced- bankers. *British government condemns Russia on Crimea, east Ukraine. LONDON, June 5- A $1.5- 2 billion loan involving BP and Russian oil giant Rosneft is going ahead, bankers said on Thursday, even after arranging banks Lloyds and HSBC pulled out as unease grows among some Western lenders about funding Russian deals.
*Interest rates have been stuck at 12 pct since 2011. ABUJA, June 5- Nigeria's new central bank governor said on Thursday he would seek to gradually lower interest rates for the first time in over two years, abandoning the hawkish monetary policy of his ousted predecessor that cut inflation to single digits.
*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.
NEW YORK, June 5- The S&P 500 hit an intraday record high for the seventh time in eight sessions on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and outlined further accommodative monetary policy actions.
LONDON, June 5- Gold jumped 1 percent on Thursday, rising further from this week's four-month low, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and its chief Mario Draghi unveiled a package of new stimulus measures. Spot gold was up 0.8 percent at $1,252.15 an ounce at 1308 GMT, off a high of $1,256.50.
FRANKFURT, June 5- The European Central Bank launched a raft of measures on Thursday to fight low inflation and boost the euro zone economy, cutting rates, imposing negative interest rates on its overnight depositors and offering banks new long-term funds.
*Chinese state-owned bank sends team to Qingdao port-source. SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, June 5- Global trading houses and banks are scrambling to check on their exposure to a probe into metal financing at China's Qingdao port, as concern grows that a crackdown on commodity financing could hit trade in the world's top metal buyer.
FRANKFURT, June 5- The European Central Bank said on Thursday it will offer banks a targeted long-term refinancing operation to persuade them to lend, was preparing to purchase asset-backed securities in future and will discontinue sterilizing previous bond purchases.
June 5- Dutch bank ING aims to list its insurance arm within two months, it said on Thursday, in one of the biggest European public share offers of the year which will complete the bank's enforced reformation since its state bail-out five years ago.
*ECB expected to announce more easing measures at 1230 GMT. LONDON, June 5- The euro fell to a four-month low against the dollar after the European Central Bank cut interest rates, as expected, and said it would announce further policy easing measures to tackle the threat of disinflation.
*Sprint agrees to buy T-Mobile US- source. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows while indicating further monetary policy actions will follow. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 26 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 3 points.
*ECB cuts deposit rate to -0.10 pct, refi rate to 0.15 pct. *Draghi's news conference due to start at 1230 GMT. FRANKFURT, June 5- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows on Thursday, imposing negative rates on its overnight depositors to cajole banks into lending more and to fight off the risk of Japan- like deflation.
FRANKFURT, June 5- Deutsche Bank priced its rights issue at a higher than expected 22.50 euros per share on Thursday, raising more capital than initially anticipated to fortify its regulatory ratios and fund a restructuring.
Deutsche Bank priced its 8.5 billion euro capital hike at 22.50 euros per share on Thursday, higher than forecast.
LONDON, June 5- Gold was trading above a four-month low on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting but looked vulnerable to more losses if the central bank meets expectations to cut rates, a move that could weaken the euro against the dollar.
June 5- Dutch bank ING aims to list its insurance arm in the next two months via a public share offer, it said on Thursday, the last major step it needs to take in its reformation since being bailed out by the Dutch state during the financial crisis.
FRANKFURT, June 5- The European Central Bank is poised to impose negative interest rates on its overnight depositors, seeking to cajole banks into lending instead and to prevent the euro zone falling into Japan- like deflation.
*Euro drifting around $1.3600, near four-month trough. LONDON, June 5- The euro languished near four-month lows on Thursday as investors wait to see how aggressive the European Central Bank will be in loosening monetary policy to tackle the threat of disinflation.
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