By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS and DAVID McHUGH - AP - 36 mins ago
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The struggling eurozone economy is picking up momentum ahead of the launch next week of a 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program, European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Thursday. (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains for utilities and health care companies. Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drug Imbruvica, surged after AbbVie said it would acquire the company for $21 billion. (full story)
LONDON (AP) — European stock markets rose strongly Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sounded a fairly positive tone about the 19-country eurozone. Once his press briefing is over, the focus in the markets will turn to Friday's U.S. jobs data. (full story)
The Euro may rise as a status-quo policy announcement from the European Central Bank triggers profit-taking on bets against the single currency.
Euro May Bounce as Status-Quo ECB Announcement Triggers... (full story)
Marc Nemenoff - The PRICE Futures Group - Wed Mar 04, 8:25AM CST
Financials: June Bonds are currently 2 higher at 158’30, 10 Yr. Notes 6 higher at 126’31 and 5 Yr. Notes 4 higher at 118’27. I am still on the sidelines and will remain so until Friday’s Employment Report. Short term traders should continue to treat the 10 Yr. Note as a... (full story)
LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear thanks to falling oil prices and the lower euro, but the recovery is still far short of that experienced by the U.S. (full story)
The US Dollar may overlook ADP and ISM data releases as traders withhold directional conviction until after the Friday’s payrolls figures are revealed.
US Dollar Follow-Through on ADP, ISM Data... (full story)
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target. (full story)