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Swedish crown gains on c.bank forecast for more hikes, softer dollar

FOREX-Swedish crown gains on c.bank forecast for more hikes, softer dollar By Alun John LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The Swedish crown rallied on Thursday after the country's central bank raised interest rates and forecast further tightening, while the dollar weakened against most other currencies alongside positive sentiment across markets. The dollar was last down 1.4% against the crown at 10.45 crowns and the euro was down 1.16% at 11.21, after the Riksbank raised its interest rate by 50 basis p
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STOXX: Action-packed start

LIVE MARKETS-STOXX: Action-packed start STOXX 600 up 0.8% German inflation dips Takeover talk boosts StanChart U.S. stock futures rise Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to you by Reuters reporters. You can share your thoughts with us at markets.research@thomsonreuters.com STOXX: ACTION-PACKED START (0936 GMT) There was no lack of action at the open today in Europe with corporate dealmaking, earnings reports and a softer-than-expected inflation print in Germany sparkin
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Swedish crown rallies after central bank rate hike

Swedish crown rallies after central bank rate hike LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The Swedish crown firmed on Thursday after the country's central bank raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 3.0%, in line with expectations, and forecast further tightening. The dollar dropped 1.2% against the Swedish currency to 10.47 having traded down around 0.5% before the decision.
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European shares set for positive start

LIVE MARKETS-European shares set for positive start Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to you by Reuters reporters. You can share your thoughts with us at markets.research@thomsonreuters.com EUROPEAN SHARES SET FOR POSITIVE START (0737 GMT) Shares in Europe are expected to rise this morning, tracking a bounce in U.S. futures and following data showing German inflation rose by a less than anticipated 9.2% in January, which could ease pressure on the ECB to keep raising
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Bar-duh

MORNING BID EUROPE-Bar-duh A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Wayne Cole. Surely the most fun story today, unless you are an Alphabet shareholder, is Google's new Bard AI flunking a question on the James Webb telescope. And it was an own goal given the error was in a Twitter video put out by Google itself, ouch. Alphabet's shares sank almost 8%, wiping a cool $100 billion off its market cap, and dragging all of Wall Street down.
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