Oil jumped 6% on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, prompting President Donald Trump to blast Tehran on Twitter.Energy Commoditiesread more
For doubters thinking the rally is just a last gasp of the decade-long bull market, chart analysts are here to prove them wrong.Marketsread more
The billionaire investor believes the stock market is in a "zone of fair value" at current levels.Marketsread more
"I think there's a deceleration in the economy to the point where the railroads, the airlines, the companies, the lenders are all admitting that there's deceleration," says...Investingread more
However, Slack chief Stewart Butterfield says, "The broader world of email will stick around."CNBC Disruptor 50read more
Apple said in a letter released Thursday that tariffs could hurt its ability to compete globally.Technologyread more
Stocks rose sharply on Thursday after the Federal Reserve hinted at possible interest rate cuts as soon as next month.US Marketsread more
Trump tweets after an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in what the U.S. calls an "unprovoked attack."Politicsread more
National Securities' Art Hogan sees the U.S.-China trade war as the market's biggest risk – not Fed policy.Trading Nationread more
The last few years have seen a surge of interest in plant-based burgers, but a few restaurant chains remain on the sidelines.Restaurantsread more
The Federal Reserve may be on its way to delivering a half-point interest rate cut next month, according to Goldman Sachs economists.Economyread more
* Fiat recovers from initial fall on collapse of Renault deal
* Renault down 7%, top decliner on STOXX
* ECB policy decision due at 1130 GMT, followed by Draghi conf
* Some banks up on stimulus expectations (For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window)
June 6 (Reuters) - European shares rose more than half a percent on Thursday, bolstered by expectations of stimulus from the European Central Bank and a rise for Fiat-Chrysler shares after the shock collapse of its merger with Renault-Nissan.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.6% by 0816 GMT, with bank-heavy indexes in Milan and Madrid both up nearly 1% on the prospect the ECB will drive more cash into the economy through the financial sector.
Gains, however, in defensive plays - including a more than 1% rise for utilities sector - underlined the fear of a slide into recession that lie behind the expectations of central bank action.
In a well-flagged move, ECB President Mario Draghi is expected to offer to pay banks if they borrow cash from the central bank and pass it on to households and firms. Draghi's news conference is at 1230 GMT.
The bank may also set the stage for more action later this year as the trade tensions unravel the benefits of years of stimulus for a consistently-sluggish euro zone economy.
Milan's banking index was up 0.8% while the Europe-wide financials index gained 0.2%.
"Current ECB growth forecasts look too high so markets will be interested in whether the growth forecasts are revised down in light of the ongoing trade concerns," said Michael Bell, global market strategist with JP Morgan.
"Markets also want to know whether the ECB will tier the deposit rate to reduce the impact of negative rates on bank earnings. I would expect they will keep that option open but probably won't announce tiering today."
Shares of Renault SA slumped about 7% after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles MV abandoned its $35 billion offer the French carmaker. Fiat, however, recouped early losses to trade up 0.5% and the auto sector, also under pressure earlier, gained 0.2%.
The biggest decliner among the major subsectors was real estate stocks, down 1%. Shares of German property companies Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen fell 2.1% and 5.1%, respectively, following reports that Berlin authorities were planning to impose a cap on rents.
The Copenhagen index rose almost 2% after Denmark's Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen conceded victory in the country's general election, paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen to take power.
Frederiksen is in line to be Denmark's youngest prime minister and only the second woman to lead the country's government. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel and Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)