President Mario Draghi's speech today and European Central Bank accounts yesterday show the euro-area's central bank is open to doing more to stimulate the region's economy given it sees downside risks to inflation.
Global markets rose Thursday as jitters from the attacks in Paris dissipated. U.S. futures rose while European stock markets reached a three-month high helped by strong gains by mining companies and French food voucher maker Sodexo SA. Asian markets also closed sharply higher after encouraging comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
Oil prices fell in volatile trade Friday, as ample global supplies of crude continue to pressure the oil market.
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