By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose across the board on Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and steps by China to shore up its economy boosted risk appetite, while Greek debt worries again haunted the sagging euro. Spreadbetters expected European shares to pull back slightly after Monday’s rise, calling for Britain’s Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Ian Chua TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The euro slumped to a new 12-year low on Thursday, reeling from an unrelenting onslaught after the European Central Bank startedits quantitative easing (QE) campaign, highlighting the monetary policy divergence between the euro zone and the U.S. The 1 trillion euro bond-buying programme the ECB launched Read More

European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro (Exchange:EUR=). Euro zone stock indexes enjoyed a broad rally across major bourses and sectors-with the exception of Greece. Read More Tensions high as Greece makes WWII payback threats The German 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 Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks and the euro fell on Thursday as markets erred on the side of caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations amid conflicting headlines on progress in the talks. The uncertainty is expected to be highlighted in a mixed open for European bourses with spreadbetters forecasting Britain’s FTSE Read More

European equities closed lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings and euro zone inflation and unemployment reports. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) ended around 0.5 percent lower, having started the day in positive territory. Stocks pared gains after official statistics showed the euro zone slid further into deflation in January . Prices Read More

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European government borrowing rates plummeted to record lows, the euro weakened and stock markets rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying program. The stubbornly stagnant euro zone economy and falling consumer prices in the currency bloc prompted the ECB to unveil a 60 billion Read More