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Major stock indexes rise again to new records


Major U.S. stock indexes climbed again on Thursday and set fresh record highs, bolstered by data showing U.S. labor market strength, as a month-long rally since the presidential election of Donald Trump rolled on.

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Lower for longer, ECB scales back asset buys

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank trimmed back its asset buys in a surprise move on Thursday but promised protracted stimulus to aid a still fragile recovery, and dismissed any talk of tapering the program away. | Video

08 Dec 2016

U.S. jobless claims drop from five-month high

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a five-month high last week, pointing to labor strength that underscores the economy's sustained momentum.

08 Dec 2016

Former OPEC official El-Badri says non-OPEC cut a 'must': conference

Abdalla Salem El-Badri, who stepped aside as OPEC Secretary General in August, said Thursday at a conference a crude oil production cut of about 600,000 barrels per day from non-OPEC members is a "must".

12:04am IST

U.S. agency collecting bilateral repo data for benchmark rates

The U.S. Office of Financial Research has begun gathering data on bilateral repurchase agreements in an effort to increase transparency on the funding market, the head of the agency said on Thursday.

12:32am IST

Bond yields rise as ECB trims bond purchases; Wall Street gains

NEW YORK Bond yields rose and the euro dipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would slow its stimulus program from April, while Wall Street extended the previous session's gains.

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BRIEF-Electrosteel Steels Sept-qtr loss widens

* Sept quarter net loss 4.86 billion rupees versus loss 2.04 billion rupees year ago

08 Dec 2016

Italian banking stocks on track for best week since 2009

LONDON, Dec 8 Italian banking shares surged again on Thursday bringing their three-day gains to 20 percent and putting them on track for the best week since at least 2009.

European shares rise to best since January as ECB scales back asset buys

MILAN, Dec 8 European shares rose to their highest in eleven months on Thursday as the European Central Bank's unexpected decision to cut its monthly asset purchases helped banks extend their rally.

Hong Kong stocks up for 3rd day, China concerns limit gains

Dec 8 Hong Kong stocks rose for the third straight session on Thursday, drawing some support from Wall Street although demand was tempered by weakness in mainland shares after China's falling foreign exchange reserves deepened capital outflow concerns.

08 Dec 2016
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