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  • This currency war cannot go well: Art Cashin Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    The currency war is being played like a chess match, but that will eventually change, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Brent crude oil fell towards $48 a barrel on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would start buying government bonds, a move which could push the dollar to new highs against the euro and put downward pressure on commodities. Exceeding market expectations, ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank would buy 60 billion euros of...

  • *ECB takes QE plunge with plan worth more than 1 trillion euros. *European shares hit seven-year high, Wall Street seen higher. LONDON, Jan 22- European shares climbed to a seven-year high and the euro fell to an 11- year low on Thursday, as world markets cheered the European Central Bank's plans for a stimulus programme worth more than 1 trillion euros.

  • COPENHAGEN, Jan 22- The Danish central bank cut its key policy rate on Thursday for the second time this week to defend the crown's peg to the euro after the European Central Bank unveiled a stimulus package that weakened the single currency. Thursday's decision followed the announcement of a 60 billion euro a month bond-buying programme by the ECB to help...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Brent crude oil fell below $49 a barrel on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would start buying government bonds, a move which could push the dollar to new highs and put downward pressure on commodities. Exceeding market expectations, ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank would buy 60 billion euro of government bonds a month until...

  • Cramer: Draghi giving her all she's got  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says the ECB's bond-buying announcement of 60 billion euros was more than anyone could hope for.

  • ECB launches 60 billion euro stimulus program  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    The ECB's Mario Draghi, reveals the central bank's asset-buying program, and interest rate decision.

  • ECB QE begins in March  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    The ECB's Mario Draghi, discusses the structure of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program.

  • Currency flows into Denmark have picked up on speculation that it will abandon the crown's peg to the euro, after the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the franc last week. "The weakening of the crown will somewhat lessen the need to cut rates today," said Niels Christensen, FX strategist at Nordea, Copenhagen. Interventions often precede rate cuts in Denmark,...

  • *ECB planned bond buys reported at 50 billion euros a month. *Euro steady near $1.16, bond yields nudge up. LONDON, Jan 22- European shares were at a seven-year high and the euro sat near an 11- year low on Thursday as the European Central Bank prepared to take the plunge into full-scale quantitative easing.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- The Danish crown eased against the euro on Thursday, as investors positioned for a second interest rate cut this week from Denmark's central bank as it steps up its fight to ward off upward pressure on the currency. "Investors are alert for a possible rate cut in Denmark," said Niels Christensen, FX strategist at Nordea, Copenhagen.

  • *Euro starts steady in Europe ahead of ECB decision. LONDON, Jan 22- The euro held fast more than a cent above 11- year lows ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting on Thursday widely expected to embark on the outright money-printing the bank has steadfastly avoided, in contrast to its peers. "The market is convinced the euro will continue to fall, but that the...

  • 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...

  • ZURICH, Jan 22- The Swiss National Bank is keeping all options open after scrapping a cap on the franc against the euro which would have cost 100 billion francs to defend this month alone, one rate-setter told a Swiss paper. His comments come a source told Reuters on Wednesday that the European Central Bank is homing in on a programme that would enable it to buy 50...

  • QE in Europe may see patchy results: Pros  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:12 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, explains why he's skeptical of the effectiveness of QE in Europe, while Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, describes the euro's outlook.

  • SYDNEY, Jan 22- The Canadian dollar languished at its lowest in nearly six years early on Thursday, having suffered a massive drop after the Bank of Canada stunned markets by cutting interest rates. The surprise easing came as the European Central Bank is widely expected to launch a large-scale sovereign bond-buying program. The Canadian dollar skidded almost...

  • Are Europe’s low bond yields a bargain? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    With quantitative easing on the cards, Europe's already low interest rates are set to fall, but some believe the continent offers the best bond returns.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- The dollar slipped to a nearly one-week low against the euro on Wednesday before paring losses after reports on the European Central Bank's expected bond-buying program sparked a knee-jerk reaction from traders. The euro, which earlier hit a near one-week high of $1.16800, pared gains and last traded 0.19 percent higher against the dollar at...

  • Why we're shorting US consumer  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Paul Ebner, BlackRock senior portfolio manager, discusses his firm's bullish case for investing in Europe.

  • Quantitative teasing: Trading the ECB  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    The European Central Bank could announce an aggressive bond buying program on Thursday. Paul Richards, UBS, thinks quantitative easing is already priced into the euro.