This chart tells you more about the European Central Bank stance than the euro

Asian stocks slip as risk-off sentiment grips markets

Asian stocks slip as risk-off sentiment grips markets

The recovery in the eurozone has reached firmer footing as the central bank appeared to rule out any more cuts to the interest rate.

The bank said it expected to stick with the 0% rate "for an extended period of time", but its statement has now removed a suggestion that the rate could fall into negative territory - a prospect that few had thought would ever really happen. The ECB decision was largely in line with expectations and many investors were holding fire ahead of United Kingdom election.

And they're not buying the euro because European Central Bank rates will go higher or anything about inflation.

U.S. Treasury yields edged higher after the ECB's upgrade of its euro zone growth forecast, with benchmark 10-year yields last at 2.201 percent compared to 2.180 percent late Wednesday.

GBP/USD is supported in the range of 1.2891 levels and now trading at 1.2941 levels. Against the yen, the greenback was up 0.26 percent to 110.07 yen, after rising to a two-day high of 110.38 yen.

USD/CAD is supported at 1.3468 levels and is trading at 1.3495 levels.

Though inflation in the eurozone is higher than it was for much of the past two years, that's largely because of a pick-up in oil prices.

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Meanwhile, the euro held steady ahead of a European Central Bank meeting today.

Oil prices edged lower, with benchmark Brent crude and USA crude prices hitting respective one-month lows of US$47.56 and US$45.20 after an unexpected surge in USA inventories and the return of more Nigerian crude aggravated concerns about a worldwide glut. USA gold futures for August delivery shed 1.2 percent to $1,277.40. Earlier Thursday, the Eurostat statistics agency revised figures for first-quarter growth up to 0.6 percent from 0.5 percent. The currency traded in a narrow range of C$1.3486 to C$1.3522. "The question is whether we'll see a dip of any size once there's more clarity following today's events". Investors were awaiting the outcome of the United Kingdom general election as Britons voted on Thursday in a snap vote predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority.

Investors also await the outcome of the general election in Britain as voting began on Thursday in a snap vote predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority.

UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed down by 0.1 percent, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 provisionally closes down by 0.01 percent, Germany's Dax ended up by 0.3 percent, France's CAC finished the day flat.

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Seven of the 11 major S&P sectors were lower, with the utilities index's 0.71 percent loss topping the decliners.

Money market futures rose after Draghi's comments, reflecting a pricing out of investors' rate-hike expectations.

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In midday trading, USA 10-year Treasuries were last down 5/32 in price, with yields at 2.198 percent, compared with 2.180 percent late on Wednesday.

USA 30-year bonds fell 10/32 in price, yielding 2.852 percent, compared with Wednesday's 2.837 percent.

The dollar's gains pushed gold prices lower.

The most active gold contract for August delivery fell 13.7 dollars, or 1.06 percent, to settle at 1,279.5 dollars per ounce.

Among other retailers, Macy's was up 2.7 percent, Kohl's 4.3 percent and J.C. Penney 1.7 percent.

Brent crude settled down 20 cents, or 0.42 percent, at US$47.86 per barrel.

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