Nobody told the euro that Mario Draghi was dovish

Analysts have been expecting the ECB to give a clearer sign at the September 7 meeting of when it might start decreasing its 60 billion euros ($69 million) in bond purchases, which are aimed at raising inflation from 1.3 percent toward the bank's goal of just under 2 percent.

Overnight, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index was unchanged, while Japan's Topix index rallied 0.7 percent following the Bank of Japan decision.

The ECB says it will keep purchasing 60 billion euros ($69 billion) per month through year end, and longer if necessary.

Confidence games are all around the news today from the Australian jobs report which was as expected but showed a big jump again in full-time jobs.

Earlier, the European Central Bank announced it will continue to make purchases under the asset purchase programme (APP) at the current monthly purchase pace of €60bn (£53.5bn, $69.3bn), adding it will also keep interest rates unchanged at zero in line with market expectation.

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The JIT did not accept the verified documents provided by the Hussain Nawaz in this regard, he added. He said these documents are undeniable proofs of money trail for London flats.

"Therefore, a very substantial degree of monetary accommodation is still needed for underlying inflation pressures to gradually build up and support headline inflation developments in the medium term", he added.

The European Central Bank will announce its latest policy decision at 7:45 a.m.

The European Central Bank president attempted to strike as dovish a stance as was possible given the circumstances in his news conference Thursday. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region slumped to 19.5 in July from 27.6 in June. ECB chief Mario Draghi said the central bank needs to remain persistent, patient and prudent, adding that the quantitive easing programme would continue "for some time".

Chicago futures speculators had at the same time sold the yen believing that the Bank of Japan would stick to its loose monetary policy at Thursday's monetary meeting, with their net short position at two-year highs.

While most economists have been expecting the bank to move towards a cut, it was not expected to come quite so soon.

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But Dr Hirano, 55, believes his experimental theory could give Charlie "11% to 56% chance of clinically meaningful improvement". The court battle continues. "It may be unconventional but this case is full of unconventional aspects", the judge said.

They have already been given a taste of that with Draghi's speech in Portugal last month, in which he highlighted a "strengthening and broadening recovery" in the eurozone and said reflationary forces could allow "adjusting the parameters" of stimulus.

Nonetheless, the pace of increase was slightly faster than the expected 2.3 percent.

Pointing to continued growth in the USA economy, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading economic indicators.

It was helped too as sterling fell back below US$1.30 after renewed talk of Britain leaving the European Union without a replacement trade deal, which offset slightly better-than-expected retail sales numbers.

Euro zone stocks climbed back up 0.6 percent as the euro gave back some gains. One was that wages are not rising quickly, reflecting the previous period of near-zero inflation and economic uncertainty.

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Apart from this, the Centre will also introduce 16 new bills in both the houses of the Parliament for consideration and passing. A total of 18 bills has been listed for passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

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