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Global Markets - Euro jumps after ECB minutes; stocks gain with energy

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By Caroline ValetkevitchNEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro jumped against the dollar on Thursday as the European Central Bank signalled it could begin to wind down its 2.5-trillion euro stimulus program this year, while oil prices hit their highest since 2014 on tightening crude stocks, lifting energy shares. U.S. Treasury yields fell after China disputed a report that its government officials had recommended the country slow or halt its purchases of the U.S. bonds. The Bloomberg News report had lifted yields on the 10-year government bond to a 10-month high on Wednesday.The European Central Bank ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:43 IST