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  • *Euro hits 11- year low in knee-jerk reaction to Greece vote. *Investors see limited fallout from Greece in longer term. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to an 11- year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with...

  • PARIS, Jan 26- European stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday, trimming some of last week's sharp gains, as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 67 points lower, or down 1 percent, Germany's DAX to open 114 points lower, or...

  • *Wall St stung by soft corporate earnings. NEW YORK, Jan 23- The European Central Bank's plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to revive the euro zone economy kept stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but knocked the shared currency to fresh 11- year lows. Oil prices rose on hopes for a boost to global growth from the ECB's move, while the death of...

  • *Euro slumps towards $1.11 to 11- year low, bond yields reach new lows. LONDON, Jan 23- The European Central Bank's plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to revive the euro zone economy put stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but hammered the shared currency. Oil prices rose on hopes for a boost to global growth from the ECB's landmark move,...

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian stocks extended a global rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying stimulus programme that buoyed investors' risk appetite, drove bonds higher and kept the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Spreadbetters expect Europe to retain the previous session's sunny mood, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- European government borrowing rates plummeted to record lows, the euro weakened and stock markets rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond buying programme. The stubbornly stagnant euro zone economy and falling consumer prices in the currency bloc prompted the ECB to unveil a 60 billion euro a month...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- The euro fell, European shares jumped and bond yields in Italy, Spain and Portugal fell on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a bond purchase programme of 60 billion euros a month. The euro sank by a full cent against the dollar to $1.1511, still above 11- year lows of less than $1.15 hit last week.

  • ECB planned bond buys reported at 50 billion euros a month. TOKYO, Jan 22- Asian shares held near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet on the likely size and scope of a bond-buying programme the European Central Bank is poised to unveil later in the day as it attempts to revive the flagging euro zone economy. Britain's FTSE was forecast to open flat,...

  • Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A plan to revive Europe's sagging economy rippled through the financial world on Thursday, setting off a rally in the stock market that wiped out its losses for the new year. The pledge by the European Central Bank to spend 1.1 trillion euros on bonds knocked down government borrowing rates across Europe and drove the euro to its lowest level against the...

  • PARIS, Jan 21- European shares paused on Wednesday after a four-day rally driven by expectations the European Central Bank is about to launch quantitative easing had taken them to seven-year highs. ASML NV outperformed, however, rising 4.6 percent after the world's second-largest maker of semiconductor production equipment posted better-than-expected...

  • Europe ends higher as bets on ECB action rise  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed in positive territory on Tuesday amid speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a full-scale bond-buying program when it meets on Thursday.

  • Johnson& Johnson sank after reporting that a stronger dollar pinched the company's quarterly results. THE DOLLAR EFFECT: Johnson& Johnson, the maker of Tylenol, prescription drugs and joint replacements, turned in earnings that beat analysts' forecasts, yet it came up short for revenue, largely a result of a stronger dollar. D.R. Horton dropped $1.07, or 5 percent, to...

  • Europe closes largely higher; ECB meeting eyed  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed largely higher on Monday, as investors look ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting. Meanwhile in Italy, the shares of several banks soared on rumored changes to how shareholders vote.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- European stocks and bonds rose on Monday as investors shrugged off the steepest fall in Chinese shares for over six years and bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying economic stimulus package later this week. While European investors were in a relatively bullish mood on Monday, Greece and China remained risks and the dust...

  • Other markets in Asia and Europe were mostly higher. CHINA CURBS: The China Securities Regulatory Commission imposed curbs late Friday on margin financing, or borrowing to purchase stocks, following an investigation of the industry. The three affected brokerages, Citic Securities Co., Haitong Securities Co. and Guotai Junan, were forbidden to lend money and...

  • Europe shares close mostly up; Swiss stocks tumble  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed mostly higher on Friday, but Swiss stocks weighed on wider benchmarks.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Frantic trading after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc on Thursday drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 percent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank's move as "carnage", while Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek called the franc's surge in value against the euro an...

  • Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities rallied after a volatile session of trade on Thursday to close sharply higher, following action from the Swiss National Bank.

  • TOKYO, Jan 15- Asian stocks mostly edged up on Thursday after a significant rebound in oil and copper prices brought a semblance of calm, while the dollar regained ground lost on disappointing U.S. retail sales. Spreadbetters saw the upward momentum for risk assets being retained in Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by as much as 0.5 percent and...

  • Retail fuels Europe rally; DAX ends sharply up  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with a surge in retail stocks helping to boost investor sentiment.