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  • FRANKFURT, Jan 24- The European Central Bank left its policy stance unchanged as expected on Thursday, keeping a rate hike later this year on the table even as the euro zone economy suffers its biggest slowdown in half a decade. But ECB President Mario Draghi may still acknowledge a sharp slowdown in economic growth, raising the prospect that any further policy...

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    The European Central Bank (ECB) took no action on Thursday, leaving its benchmark interest rates unchanged.

  • Jan 24- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >Saudis to Davos: move on from Khashoggi, let's do business. >A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate.

  • LONDON, Jan 24- Euro zone bond yields tumbled on Thursday on growing hopes that the European Central Bank will later this session soothe concerns about a weakening economy, especially after a survey showed business growth all but stalled at the start of 2019.. The IHS Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index sank to 50.7, its weakest since July 2013, from...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 24- The European Central Bank is all but certain to keep policy unchanged on Thursday but may acknowledge a sharp slowdown in economic growth, raising the prospect of any further policy normalisation being delayed. The ECB last month ended a landmark 2.6 trillion euro bond purchase scheme and maintained its guidance that an interest rate hike is...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24- German Deputy Finance Minister Jorg Kukies said on Thursday that Italy's recent deal with the European Commission on the country's financial targets was a step in the right direction. But he said that debt levels were generally too high. "On Italy, we support the words and analysis of the European Commission.

  • Graham Dick, currently head of sales and business development at Aquis Exchange in London, will relocate to Paris to become chief executive of the new hub, Aquis said on Thursday. London hubs would then be left trading UK and Swiss shares. Mark Hemsley, president of Cboe Europe, said he expected EU-based users of Cboe Europe- and UK users like banks which have opened...

  • LONDON, Jan 24- Business growth in the euro zone all but stalled at the start of 2019 as consumer uncertainty, trade tensions and political woes meant incoming new work fell for the first time in over four years, a survey found. The slowdown has spread across both the services and manufacturing industries, with factory activity in Germany, the bloc's powerhouse,...

  • Graham Dick, currently head of sales and business development at Aquis Exchange in London, will relocate to Paris to become chief executive of the new hub, Aquis said on Thursday. London hubs would then be left trading UK and Swiss shares. Mark Hemsley, president of Cboe Europe, said he expected EU-based users of Cboe Europe- and UK users like banks which have opened...

  • *STMicro margins impress, shares jump 8.8 pct. LONDON, Jan 24- European shares climbed on Thursday as better-than-expected results from chipmaker STMicro delivered a boost to the tech sector, shaking the market out of a subdued mood caused by slowing global growth. The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.4 percent by 0930 GMT, in line with Germany's DAX while Italy's...

  • LONDON, Jan 24- The euro fell on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting in which policymakers may express caution about slowing economic growth. If recent weaker-than-expected economic activity in Germany and France leads ECB President Mario Draghi to point to a potentially longer lasting slowdown, that could hurt the euro. Germany, France and...

  • LONDON, Jan 24- European shares inched higher on Thursday as better-than-expected results from chipmaker STMicro delivered a boost to the tech sector, while oil stocks weighed on the market. The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.1 percent by 0843 GMT, in line with Germany's DAX while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent. Italian fashion brand Tod's was also...

  • *ECB meeting due, markets hope for dovish tilt. LONDON, Jan 24- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Thursday, before business surveys for France and Germany and a European Central Bank meeting the may respond to slowing economic growth with dovish comments. "We think the ECB might be changing its tone a little bit from saying the risks to the growth outlook are...

  • Jan 24- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on U.S.- China trade. >UK finance minister calls for business support after Brexit.

  • Jan 23- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on U.S.- China trade. >Next U.S.-N.Korea summit must give concrete results- Seoul.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Italy's economy minister kept the door open on Wednesday to the potential appointment of Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann as next head of the European Central Bank, saying past stances should not weigh on the decision. Giovanni Tria said it was too early to discuss who will succeed Mario Draghi in November. "There's no point in...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Qatar is preparing to issue a tender for energy firms seeking a stake in its gas expansion project, drawing interest from long-standing partners as well as newcomers Chevron, Norway's Equinor and Italy's Eni, industry sources said. Plans to expand Qatar's liquefied natural gas facilities, already the world's largest, by more than a third in the...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Wednesday he sees no systemic threat from lenders Monte dei Paschi, Carige or Popolare di Bari but is following developments. Troubles at Banca Carige, Monte dei Paschi and Popolare di Bari have reignited fears of wider instability in Italy's fragile banking sector, pushing the...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland Jan 23- Italy will meet its key budget deficit target for this year and there is no need for any corrective measures to prevent an overshoot, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Wednesday. The Bank of Italy said last week that GDP probably contracted at the end of last year for the second straight quarter, putting the euro zone's third largest...

  • Jan 23- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate. >Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on U.S.- China trade Japan's Abe to put trade, climate at centre of G20 agenda.