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  • 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.

  • March 10- U.S. stocks were higher at the open on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key interest rates and increased its asset-buying program to boost the euro zone economy.

  • *Banks top gainers led by Italy's UniCredit. MILAN/ LONDON, March 10- European shares rose sharply on Thursday, extending earlier gains after the European Central Bank unveiled more stimulus in a bid to boost growth and inflation in the region. "The weak euro is positive for equities," said Hantec Markets' analyst Richard Perry.

  • March 10- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key interest rates to boost the euro zone economy. Whether that bailout will do anything, or work, doesn't matter at this point, "said Matthew Tuttle, chief executive, Tuttle Tactical Management in Greenwich, Connecticut. ECB President Mario Draghi is scheduled to hold a...

  • March 10- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank's decision on monetary policy. *The central bank's statement on interest rates is expected at 1245 GMT and ECB President Mario Draghi is scheduled to hold a conference at 1330 GMT. *While economic data from Asia and Europe show faltering growth, a recovery in the U.S....

  • LONDON, March 10- European shares were steady on Thursday before a European Central Bank meeting later which is expected to unveil more stimulus measures. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was flat, although Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent. Germany's K+ S fell 3.8 percent after it warned of a significant drop in operating profit this year.

  • SHANGHAI, March 10- China stocks fell roughly 2 percent on Thursday, led by banking and energy shares, as investors interpreted data showing consumer inflation rising faster than forecast as largely negative for an economy struggling to find momentum. China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.9 percent, to 3,013.15, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 2.0...

  • TOKYO, March 10- Japanese stocks rose for the first time in four days on Thursday after a bounce in oil prices overnight strengthened risk appetite, while exporters benefited from a weaker yen and expectations of further easing from the European Central Bank. The Nikkei share average rose 1.3 percent to 16,852.35. The Topix subindex for electric and gas shed 3.1...

  • *China's AI-related stocks up after Google Computer triumph. SHANGHAI, March 10- China stocks fell roughly 1 percent on Thursday morning as investors interpreted data showing consumer inflation rising fast than forecast as being largely negative for an economy struggling to find momentum. "Higher inflation in a weak economy is not a good thing, because it...

  • TAIPEI, March 10- Taiwan stocks rose along with other regional bourses on Thursday, led by gains in heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after New Zealand surprised markets with a rate cut, keeping investors primed for more stimulus from the European Central Bank later in the day as global policy makers...

  • TOKYO, March 10- Japan's Nikkei rose on Thursday morning, gaining for the first time in four days as higher oil prices improved investors' risk appetite, while expectations that the European Central Bank will ease further boded well for Japan's exports to Europe. The dollar was steady against the yen at 113.26 yen, which helped exporters gain ground.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- Oil prices resumed a more than month-long rally on Wednesday, helping to lift world stock markets, while the euro held steady ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting. Brent rose $1.42 to settle at $41.07 a barrel, up more than 40 percent from its January lows, while U.S. crude increased $1.79 to settle at $38.29. "Stability in that asset...

  • March 9- U.S. stocks rose in low volume on Wednesday, led once more by the direction of the price of oil and energy sector shares. Chevron jumped 4.6 percent to $92.82 and gave the biggest boost to the energy sector. "It's not about oil being a barometer of the global economy," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stocks rose in low volume on Wednesday, led once more by the direction of the price of oil and energy shares. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34.48 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,998.58, the S&P 500 gained 9.85 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,989.11 and the Nasdaq Composite added 25.55 points, or 0.55 percent, to 4,674.38. U.S. crude last traded up 4.9...

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. March 9- Wall Street built on a nearly month-old rally on Wednesday as a strong recovery in oil prices sent energy shares sharply higher.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 9- European shares rose on Wednesday helped by gains in Italy's Telecom Italia and Mediaset on prospects of possible M&A deals with French rivals. The FTSEurofirst remains down by around 7 percent since the start of 2016, with stock markets having been hit by signs of a slowdown in China, the world's second-biggest economy, weaker euro zone...