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  • *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.

  • LONDON, June 5- The euro fell to a four-month low and German Bund futures rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates and said further policy measures would be announced later in the day. ECB President Mario Draghi is due to hold a news conference at 1230 GMT.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher after ECB cuts rates Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    *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.

  • US TREASURIES ERASE MOST EARLIER PRICE GAINS, 10- YEAR YIELDS RISE TO 2.60 PERCENT.

  • Logistics company UTi reports bigger quarterly loss Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    June 5- Logistics company UTi Worldwide Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss as revenue fell in its air and ocean freight businesses. The net loss attributable to UTi increased to $43.2 million, or 43 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 30, from $12.4 million, or 12 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, UTi posted a loss of 9 cents per share.

  • June 5- Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp reported a smaller quarterly loss as warranty expenses fell and truck sales improved. Net loss attributable to Navistar narrowed to $297 million, or $3.65 per share, from $374 million, or $4.65 per share, a year earlier. Navistar's shares closed at $35.45 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

  • HONG KONG/ SYDNEY, June 5- Standard Chartered has suspended new metal financing to some customers in China, three sources familiar with the matter said, as banks and trading houses review their exposure after a probe into trade financing at the port of Qingdao. A Standard Chartered spokeswoman said the bank was reviewing financing to a small number of its clients.

  • JM Smucker sales fall 8 pct as it cuts coffee prices Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    June 5- Folgers Coffee maker J.M. Smucker Co reported a 9 percent drop in quarterly profit, as lower coffee prices hurt sales. Net income fell 9 percent to $118.5 million, or $1.16 per share, in the fourth quarter ended April 30 from $130.3 million, or $1.22 per share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, June 5- The Bank of England stuck to its plan to nurse the economy back to full health with record low interest rates on Thursday, despite a strong recovery and fast-rising house prices which could lead to a split among its policymakers soon.

  • Euro falls, Bunds rally after ECB rate decision Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    LONDON, June 5- The euro fell to a four-month low and German Bund futures rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates and said further policy measures would be announced later in the day. The euro traded down a third of a percent against the dollar at $1.3666 after the announcement.

  • BHP Billiton says still looking to sell some assets Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    BEIJING, June 5- Global miner BHP Billiton is still looking to simplify its portfolio by selling some assets and its current strategy is not to acquire other companies, the chief executive of the Anglo-Australian miner said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, June 4- Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, a person familiar with the matter said, marking further progress in the attempt to merge the third and fourth-biggest U.S. mobile network operators.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURIES YIELD PREMIUM OVER 10- YEAR GERMAN BUNDS RISES TO 1.16 PCT AFTER ECB RATE MOVE.

  • *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.

  • LONDON, June 5- The head of the group of euro zone finance ministers hit out on Thursday at the size of the fines being imposed on European banks by U.S. authorities, calling them "over-excessive" and "much too high".

  • Halozyme shares jump after FDA lifts hold on trial Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    June 5- Shares of Halozyme Therapeutics Inc jumped about 11 percent a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a hold on a trial testing an advanced version of the company's flagship drug delivery technology.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL, ERASE EARLIER INCREASE, AFTER ECB RATE DECISION, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.58 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER ECB CUTS INTEREST RATES.

  • MADRID, June 5- Spain's biggest bank Santander has sold a historic skyscraper in Madrid to Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group for 265 million euros, as foreign investors pile into the country's property market.

  • June 5- Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp reported a smaller quarterly loss as its warranty expenses fell and its truck sales improved. Net loss attributable to Navistar narrowed to $297 million, or $3.65 per share, in the second quarter ended April 30 from $374 million, or $4.65 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 9 percent to $2.75 billion.