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  • LONDON, March 11- European shares bounced back on Friday, with a recovery in metal and oil prices boosting commodities stocks and the ECB's bank funding plan supporting lenders in the euro zone periphery. The euro zone's Euro STOXX Banks index was up nearly 6 percent after choppy moves on Thursday when the European Central Bank cut rates and said it would start...

  • March 11- Hong Kong shares rose over 1 percent on Friday as Asian markets clawed back earlier losses incurred after the European Central Bank signalled it had limited room for further policy easing. The Hang Seng index rose 1.1 percent to 20,199.60, while the China Enterprises Index gained 1.7 percent to 8,561.37 points. For the week, Hang Seng rose only 0.1...

  • LONDON, March 11- European shares bounced back in early trading on Friday after sharp declines in the previous session, with a recovery in metals and crude oil prices boosting commodities-related stocks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 2 percent by 0810 GMT after falling 1.8 percent in the previous session. Glencore, Anglo American and Rio Tinto...

  • SHANGHAI, March 11- China stocks ended Friday slightly higher, reversing initial losses, as the banking sector regained some composure in late afternoon trading. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.2 percent, to 3,018.28, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent, to 2,810.31 points. The banking sector fell over 1 percent at one stage but narrowed...

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japanese stocks rose on Friday as a weaker yen boosted the profit outlook for exporters while a bounce in global oil prices improved risk appetite. Trade was choppy, with the Nikkei share average trading in negative territory earlier. It swung into positive territory after a bounce in the dollar against the yen offset earlier negative sentiment...

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japanese stocks rose into positive territory during early afternoon trading on Friday as a weaker yen boosted the profit outlook for exporters while a bounce in global oil prices improved risk appetite. Japan's benchmark index is on course to end the week flat. Risk appetite was helped by a more than 1 percent gain in oil prices while a weaker yen...

  • TAIPEI, March 11- Taiwan stocks were flat to marginally higher on Friday as foreign investors continued to pick up local shares, but large-cap tech counters were trading lower on weak sales. Hong Kong bourses were up, but weakness was seen in Japan and China indices. Taiwan central bank governor Perng Fai- nan signaled in parliamentary testimony on Thursday the...

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japanese stocks fell on Friday morning after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi dampened hopes of further interest rate cuts after easing aggressively, stoking volatility in the yen and blunting risk appetite. "Draghi's signal... sent currency markets into u-turns and, along with fears the ECB may be running out of ammunition, added...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- The euro jumped while U.S. stocks ended flat on Thursday as new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from its chief Mario Draghi that it would cut interest rates again only in the most extreme of circumstances. The euro recovered from six-week lows against the dollar of $1.0823 to trade at a three-week high of...

  • TORONTO, March 10- Canada's main stock index fell in volatile trade on Thursday, just its second slip in 11 sessions, as investors looked past the European Central Bank's rate cuts and expansion of stimulus to focus on signals that there would be no further cuts. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 13.76 points, or 0.10 percent, at...

  • SAO PAULO, March 10- Brazil's stocks and currency rose on Thursday, extending a rally fueled by hopes of political change after prosecutors charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation. Brazilian markets outperformed regional currencies, which mostly fell alongside oil prices and after the European Central Bank...

  • March 10- The S&P 500 traded flat in a volatile session on Thursday after the European Central Bank reduced interest rates but ECB chief Mario Draghi disappointed investors expecting multiple rate cuts by saying more were unlikely. Stocks jumped early in the day after the ECB pushed its deposit rate deeper into negative territory and increased its...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- The euro rose and global stock markets fell on Thursday as major new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from ECB chief Mario Draghi that it will only cut interest rates again in the most extreme of circumstances. The euro recovered from six-week lows against the dollar of $1.0823 to trade at a three-week high...

  • March 10- Wall Street reversed course and slipped sharply into the red in volatile trading on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled an end to further rate cuts. Stocks had jumped earlier in the day after the ECB pushed deposit rate deeper into negative territory and increased its asset-buying program to 80 billion euros a month...

  • *Gains in Italy, Spain banks help sector outperform. MILAN/ LONDON, March 10- European shares fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said more rate cuts were unlikely, but bank shares outperformed on plans for a new round of cheap funding. Anthilia Capital fund manager Giuseppe Sersale said Draghi's remarks caught investors who...

  • charges@ SAO PAULO, March 10- Brazil's stocks and currency rose on Thursday, extending a recent rally fueled by hopes of political change after prosecutors charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation. Rousseff is facing impeachment proceedings in Congress and many traders believe the corruption probe could...

  • March 10- Wall Street retreated sharply in volatile trading on Thursday as a slide in oil prices undermined gains from the European Central Bank's move to cut rates and expand its stimulus program. The ECB pushed deposit rate deeper into negative territory and increased its asset-buying program to 80 billion euros a month from 60 billion euros in an effort to...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 10- European shares turned lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said more rate cuts were unlikely, but bank shares rose on plans for a new round of cheap funding. Giuseppe Sersale, fund manager at Anthilia Capital, said Draghi's remarks that more rate cuts were unlikely caught investors who were heavily...

  • TORONTO, March 10- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as global shares were boosted by further easing by the European Central Bank. Heavyweight bank stocks helped push the index higher, with Royal Bank of Canada advancing 1.0 percent to C $73.95 and Bank of Nova Scotia up 0.9 percent to C $62.35. At 10:05 a.m. EST, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX...

  • March 10- Wall Street rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key interest rates and boosted its stimulus program, but a decline in energy stocks capped gains. The ECB pushed deposit rate deeper into negative territory and increased its asset-buying program to 80 billion euros a month from 60 billion euros in an effort to boost growth in the region.