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Jan 23, 2015

European stocks hit 7-year high on ECB easing, euro sinks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – European stocks hit seven-year highs on Friday, continuing a rally ignited by the European Central Bank’s plan for massive regional economic stimuli that also knocked the euro to fresh 11-year lows.

Wall Street fell on soft corporate earnings news after the S&P 500 had rallied 1.5 percent on Thursday’s $1 trillion bond-buying announcement from the European Central Bank.

Jan 23, 2015

‘Green’ bond issuance booming, but standards are unclear

NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Issuance of green bonds for
companies working on battling climate change are booming, but
investors say the label needs safeguards against bogus proposals
that could sour retail buyers and wealth advisers just starting
to tune into the securities.

Right now, any debt issuer can label its bonds green, a
compelling but unregulated designation for investors concerned
about global warming, sustainability and other environmental
matters.

Jan 23, 2015

European stocks rally on ECB easing, Wall St. sags and euro tumbles

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to revive the euro zone economy kept stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but knocked the shared currency to fresh 11-year lows.

Wall Street, which rallied 1.5 percent on Thursday’s European bond-buying announcement, was off because of soft corporate earnings. U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped as European yields touched record lows and left America’s higher interest rates still more attractive to investors.

Jan 22, 2015

Wall St up 1.5 pct, euro at 11-year low on debut of ECB plan

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Wall Street jumped 1.5 percent
and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as
world markets cheered the European Central Bank’s new stimulus
program, worth more than 1 trillion euros, while the euro
slipped to an 11-year low.

Investors readying for a rise in global liquidity initially
lifted U.S. Treasuries, whose relatively rich yields grew more
attractive with prospects of lower euro zone bond yields, before
prices turned lower.

Jan 22, 2015

Global shares rally, euro at 11-year low on Europe’s QE plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street jumped and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets cheered a European Central Bank stimulus program worth more than one trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11-year low.

Investors readying for a rise in global liquidity initially lifted U.S. Treasuries, whose relatively rich yields grew more attractive with prospects of lower euro zone bond yields, before they turned lower at midsession.

Jan 22, 2015

Shares rally, euro at 11-year low on Europe’s QE plan

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Wall Street jumped and European
shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets
cheered a European Central Bank stimulus program worth more than
one trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11-year low.

Investors readying for a rise in global liquidity initially
lifted U.S. Treasuries, whose relatively rich yields grew more
attractive with prospects of lower euro zone bond yields, before
they turned lower at midsession.

Jan 22, 2015

Shares rally, euro at 11-year low as markets cheer ECB quantitative easing plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street jumped and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets cheered a European Central Bank stimulus program worth more than one trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11-year low.

Investors readying for a rise in global liquidity initially lifted U.S. Treasuries, whose relatively rich yields grew more attractive with prospects of lower euro zone bond yields, before a turndown at midsession.

Jan 22, 2015

Shares rally, euro at 11-year low as markets cheer ECB QE plan

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Wall Street jumped and European
shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets
cheered a European Central Bank stimulus program worth more than
one trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11-year low.

Investors readying for a rise in global liquidity initially
lifted U.S. Treasuries, whose relatively rich yields grew more
attractive with prospects of lower euro zone bond yields, before
a turndown at midsession.

Jan 21, 2015

Stocks, euro gain on European bond-buying hopes

NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) – European and U.S. equities rose
on Wednesday, lifted by news reports that the European Central
Bank will announce a massive bond-buying program to boost the
euro zone’s flagging economy.

U.S. Treasury prices declined and the euro rose against the
dollar after news reports that the ECB, which will hold a policy
meeting on Thursday, plans to buy 50 billion euros ($58 billion)
in bonds per month for at least one year.

Jan 21, 2015

Stocks, Treasuries gain on European bond-buying hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – European and U.S. equities rose on Wednesday, lifted by news reports that the European Central Bank will announce a massive bond-buying program to boost the euro zone’s flagging economy.

U.S. Treasury yields declined and the euro rose against the dollar after news reports that the ECB, which will hold a policy meeting on Thursday, plans to buy roughly 50 billion euros ($58 billion) in bonds per month for at least one year.