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March 27- All restrictions on marine traffic through the Houston Ship Channel, a critical waterway for oil shipments, were lifted on Thursday, five days after an oil spill in the Galveston Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 28- The euro struggled near a three-week low against the dollar on Friday, weighed by recent dovish talk from several European Central Bank officials. The euro last traded at $1.3744, having plumbed three-week lows of $1.3728 overnight, on track to end lower for a second straight week.
TOKYO, March 28- Japanese government bond prices ticked up on Friday, helped by the Bank of Japan buying short and superlong maturities in a subdued market that showed little reaction to a series of Japanese economic indicators. The BOJ offered to buy 170 billion yen of JGBs maturing in more than 10 years and 500 billion yen in one- to five-year maturities.
*Asian shares supported by speculation of China stimulus. SYDNEY, March 28- The euro was wallowing near three-week lows in Asia on Friday as speculation intensified that the European Central Bank might ease policy further, while similar hopes of stimulus in China gave a fillip to Asian shares.
*Yahoo Japan tumbles on eAccess buy.
BEIJING, March 28- China has the policy tools in store to support the economy this year and will roll out support measures, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by the state media as saying, seeking to address recent concerns over faltering growth.
EVANS: HAVE SEEN NO CONVINCING ARGUMENT THAT RAISING RATES TO ADDRESS STABILITY RISKS PASSES COST-BENEFIT TEST.
EVANS: FED AND MARKET EXPECTATIONS SUGGEST 7 YEARS OF NEAR-ZERO RATES BEFORE FED RAISES THEM.
EVANS: CURRENT 1- PCT INFLATION CALLS FOR EXTENDED POLICY ACCOMMODATION.
EVANS: INFLATION IN THE U.S.
ECONOMY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE, BUT NOT YET OUT OF THE WOODS.
FED'S EVANS: LOW INFLATION, HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT MEAN FED WILL KEEP RATES NEAR ZERO' WELL INTO' 2015.
EVANS: THERE IS SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE THAT FED'S SUPER-EASY POLICIES HAVE SUPPORTED U.S.
EVANS: FED POLICY NEEDS TO REMAIN HIGHLY ACCOMMODATIVE FOR SOME TIME.
EVANS: MACROPRUDENTIAL POLICY IS THE APPROPRIATE TOOL TO MITIGATE FINANCIAL STABILITY RISKS.
EVANS: MONETARY POLICY IS NOT THE BEST TOOL TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL EXUBERANCE.
*Wheat for delivery in May on the Chicago Board of Trade was down half a percent at $7.06-3/ 4 a bushel by 0104 GMT. *Wheat gained 3 percent on Monday and another 2 percent on Thursday amid forecasts for dry weather in southern U.S. *Chicago corn was little changed at $4.91-1/ 2 a bushel after hitting a near three-week high of $4.92-3/ 4 on Thursday on strong U.S. exports.
SAN DIEGO, March 27- Hundreds of potential buyers are bidding on tons of tools, equipment and odds-and-ends from a shuttered Southern California nuclear plant, as a utility proceeds with decommissioning it.
March 27- Twitter Inc plans to release a mobile-advertising product in the next few weeks that will allow app-makers to encourage downloads of their software, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.