By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) – The European Central Bank was “about right” in claiming its trillion-euro quantitative easing programme was having a positive impact before it had even begun, according to three quarters of economists polled by Reuters this week. Minutes from the Governing Council’s March meeting showed members “generally shared the assessment” that Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday’s closely-watched U.S. jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11-year low prior to the European Central Bank’s policy meeting. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> shed Read More

By Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed on Monday with investors cautiously optimistic euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal to shore up Greece’s dwindling finances. The prospect that Greece and its partners will find common ground in talks later in the day and Read More