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The euro edged off eight-week lows on Thursday as traders readied for a European Central Bank meeting, when investors will be searching for any signals about when the bank will begin unwinding its stimulus.
Having tweaked its guidance last month to reflect solid growth, Mr Draghi argued the economy is humming along and that the exceptional growth readings seen around the turn of the year were never expected to be sustained.
But what about the recent slowdown in the euro-zone economies?
The ECB is expected to wind down its 2.55 trillion euro (2.22 trillion pounds) bond-buying programme by the end of this year and raise its policy rate for the first time since 2011 towards the middle of next year.
At the European Central Bank governing council meeting, it was decided that the Eurozone base interest rate will remain at 0.00 percent, with the marginal lending rate and deposit rate remaining at 0.25 percent and minus 0.40 percent respectively.
Regarding non-standard monetary policy measures, the Governing Council confirms that the net asset purchases, at the current monthly pace of €30 billion, are meant to run until the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary, and in any case until the Governing Council sees a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its inflation aim. While the Nasdaq tech index fell again, it could benefit from a strong after-market rise in Facebook which posted forecast-beating results.
"Euro/dollar continues to fall as long positioning gets pared back against a backdrop of negative realised returns and we remain tactically bearish on the pair", the analysts said.
Business sentiment has already taken a hit, particularly in export-focused Germany, and a full-fledged trade war could quickly hurt growth - a risk already highlighted by policymakers at the ECB's March meeting.
A key worry is that protectionist rhetoric from the United States could push down the value of the dollar even as the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates several times this year, to support the U.S. currency.
The dollar edged lower on Thursday, but stayed above the 90 level, as the U.S. 10-year Treasury note continued to put pressure on the currency market, breaking through the 3 percent barrier for the first time since early 2014 this week.
The impact of the euro's strength has been relatively limited so far, however.
Brent crude oil was last down 0.2% at $73.72 a barrel but up 10.2% for the year, increasing material costs for some companies. Should it climb above 3.041 percent, its peak in January 2014, it will likely move into territory last seen in summer 2011.
Final power figures haven't been shared yet, teasingly, but Ford isn't being so coy about the drag results. It's not a road vehicle , mind, so you can't say "oh it'll smash the Dodge Demon in a straight line".
CC Sabathia trots out to the mound for his fourth start of the season and his second since coming off the DL for the Yankees. Before that, the Twins had won three of the previous four games between the teams, so give them a shot here.
A three-day festival that will run through Texas as it makes stops in Dallas, Austin, and Houston from May 4th to the 6th. Both artists have tweeted negative things about Cole in the past, but Pump took it to the next level by previewing a J.
Oladipo and company have been playing with a chip on their shoulder all season, and will be amped up for a home playoff game. Korver was limited to just four minutes in the opener because he was sick and had lingering soreness in his foot.
He said that "a lot of concessions have already been made " - while stressing it was not the United States that had given ground. Asked to explain what he means by denuclearization, Trump replied: "It means they get rid of their nukes - very simple".
Fortnite is being updated tomorrow at around 9am in the morning, so there's the chance that something could happen then. It only made sense that an item like that would be found under Tilted Towers if Epic Games truly had something planned.
Furthermore, the users are asked to enter the player's age, and the app does not collect any data if it is under 13. The security measure is the "standard method for securely transmitting information", the researchers said.
However, if you log in to Fortnite right now, you'll have to add falling meteors to the list of dangers to avoid in the game . A comet just hit my game! Fortnite is continuing to expand its offerings, with new updates coming soon.
The only times I let my hands go a little wild are when I know I have hurt my opponent and I just want to get him out. KELL BROOK is confident of "destroying" Amir Khan should the pair meet in the ring.
Earlier in the day, Nawaz had asserted that uncivilised restrictions could not be placed on anyone in the country. He stressed the importance of overcoming the challenge.
Starbucks CEO hopes to meet with arrested men
According to the New York Daily News , a Starbucks spokesperson reported that the manager "no longer works at that store". On tape, he asked the white man if he had purchased anything before being given the code, and the white man said no.
Southwest gives $5000 checks to passengers on flight 1380
Airlines across the USA will feel the effect of whatever AD is put into place regarding the inspection of the CFM engines. Further investigation showed that the crack existed at the time of the engine's previous inspection but wasn't detected.
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce expands to 16 states
While most strains are harmless, the one found in recent patients - 0157:H7 - is a specific strain that can cause serious illness. As a result, they caution that all store-bought romaine lettuce, including salad mixes containing romaine, should not be eaten.
Motorola launches 2018 G6 and E5 smartphones
To the front, there's dual camera setup with 5 MP F/2.0 camera and 8 MP shooter with an F/2.2 aperture and 1.25um pixel size. As for optics, there is a single 12-megapixel rear camera which comes with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25-micron, and laser autofocus.
G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria
WEAPONS inspectors finally entered Douma yesterday to investigate the suspected chemical attack , according to Syrian state media. The accounts contradict what the Syrian government and Russian Federation have reported: that there was no gas attack in Douma.
Steven Spielberg Is Joining the DC Universe With Blackhawk
It centers on Blackhawk , the enigmatic leader of the Blackhawk Squadron, an elite group of pilots that fought in World War II . Based on the classic comic-book, the project will mark the filmmaker's first feature based on characters from the DC universe .