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European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) is the institution of the European Union (EU) tasked with administrating the monetary policy of the 16 EU member states taking part in the Eurozone. It is thus one of the world's most important central banks. The bank was established by the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1998, and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. The current President of the ECB is Jean-Claude Trichet.

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Japan tech shares slip; others relieved at U.S. jobs
Asian Shares Slump, Yen Gains as Investors Await BOJ

By Reuters

Asian stocks slumped in early trading on Tuesday as Wall Street gloom cast a shadow over the session, while caution ahead of the Bank of Japan's meeting outcome limited gains of the safe-haven yen. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, BANK OF AMERICA, MERRILL LYNCH, FIXED-INCOME, JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN

Australian Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/4/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket rose modestly for the third time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) edging 0.1 per cent higher by the close. The XAO finished above the 5400pt mark, helped by the fourth consecutive record close for U.S. markets last night. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Asia Pensive before U.S. Jobs Test, Euro Nurses Losses
Asia Pensive before U.S. Jobs Test, Euro Nurses Losses

By Reuters

Asian markets were settling for a subdued session on Friday as investors counted down the hours to the U.S. jobs report, while the euro nursed a grudge after the European Central Bank opened the door to more aggressive easing, albeit not just yet. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, GERMANY, JAPAN, QUANTITATIVE EASING

Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss
Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss

By Reuters

Gold edged lower on Friday as the market nervously awaited U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, even as the metal headed for a third straight week of losses amid better-performing equities and growing optimism about the U.S. economy. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, INDIA

A man's shadow is cast on monitors displaying stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/3/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket rose modestly for the third time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) edging 0.1 per cent higher by the close. The XAO finished above the 5400pt mark, helped by the fourth consecutive record close for U.S. markets last night. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Asian markets outside Australia finish the week higher
Asian Stocks at Four-month High on U.S. Data

By Reuters

Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data underpinned risk appetite, while news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy spurred Tokyo's Nikkei to a three-weak peak. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, CRUDE OIL, JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN

Asian Shares
Asian Shares Build on Gains, Yen Hits 10-week Trough

By Reuters

Asian share markets added to their recent rally on Wednesday as investors chose to accentuate the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data, pressuring the safe haven yen to a 10-week trough. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, LIBYA

European Union
Euro Soft as Yields Fall, China Stimulus Talk Aids Stocks

By Reuters

The euro was wallowing near three-week lows in Asia on Friday as speculation intensified that the European Central Bank might ease policy further, while similar hopes of stimulus in China gave a fillip to Asian shares. (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, RUSSIA

Asian stock markets outside Japan finish the week lower
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 3/26/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market is performing strongly at lunchtime in the East, following a rebound on European and US share markets overnight. European markets rose on Tuesday, lifted by expectations of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank,... (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul August 2, 2013. Picture taken August 2, 2013.
U.S. Dollar Rally Needs Fresh Catalyst, Eyes on China Data

By Reuters

Major currencies got off to a lackluster start on Monday following a relatively uneventful weekend with the dollar holding onto most of last week's solid gains. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK