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wallstreet-aug23_13dec18.jpg After ending the previous session mostly higher, stocks may see some further upside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 18 points.

ecb-102418_13dec18.jpg The European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged on Thursday and confirmed that it will end its four-year long massive EUR 2.6 trillion Asset Purchase Programme in December, even the as the 19-nation euro area economy shows signs of a sustained slowdown. The bank also said it is "enhancing its forward guidance on reinvestment."

sec-ico-102318_13dec18.jpg The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) stated that two former executives of AriseBank have been ordered in federal court to pay nearly $2.7 million in fine for allegedly running a fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The ICO was stopped by the SEC in late January and it filed a complaint in federal district court in Dallas.

wallstreet-dec13.jpg Jobless claims and Import and Export price reports are the major highlight on Thursday. The new turn in U.S. - China trade talks are closely monitored by the investors. Earlier signs from the U.S. Futures Index suggest that Wall Street might open broadly edge up. Asian shares finished positive,...

allianz-andreas-121218.jpg Allianz Global Investors Chief Executive Andreas Utermann called on global regulators to ban crypto assets. "You (regulators) should outlaw [crypto]" as crypto currencies have "wiped out people's savings," Utermann reportedly said while speaking at a panel discussion in London. The head of the world-renowned financial institution said he was surprised that regulators haven't "stepped in harder."

norwaycentralbank-062217_13dec18.jpg Norway's central bank kept its base rate unchanged on Thursday, for a second consecutive policy session after raising it for the first time since 2011 in September, and signaled that the next hike will be in March next year. The Executive Board kept the key policy rate unchanged at 0.75 percent, the Norges Bank said in a statement. The decision was in line with economists' expectations.

alibabacloud-dec13.jpg German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, Chinese conglomerate Alibaba's Alibaba Cloud, banking giant Citi and 13 other organizations have joined Hyperledger Blockchain project, an open source collaborative effort aimed to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Hyperledger, a project of The Linux Foundation that started less than three years ago, is a multi-project.

swissnationalbank-dec13.jpg Switzerland's central bank left its negative interest rate unchanged on Thursday and trimmed its inflation forecast for next year as it cited a strong franc and downside risks to the economy that could arise from a global slowdown. The Swiss National Bank left its interest on sight deposits unchanged at -0.75 percent and the target range for the three-month Libor between -1.25 and -0.25 percent.

ecbank-sep13_12dec18.jpg Marking the end to an era of unconventional, and at times controversial, policy making, the European Central Bank is set to confirm on Thursday that its four-year long quantitative easing programme, which saw the bank buying EUR 2.6 trillion worth of bonds in a bid to rescue the Eurozone economy, will conclude in December.

bankruptcyworriedhappy-dec13.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about disappointing trial results of Applied Genetic Technologies; near-term catalyst of Idera; stock offering of Marinus; disappointing Tourette syndrome trial results of Neurocrine Biosciences; bankruptcy proceedings of Synergy Pharma; Complete Response Letter for Mallinckrodt's pain drug, and promising data from Zynerba's phase II Fragile X Syndrome trial.

pharmaup-dec12.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

wallstreet-aug29_12dec18.jpg Following the substantial volatility seen in the previous session, stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday, as traders expressed renewed optimism about U.S.-China trade talks after waffling between hopeful and skeptical on Tuesday.

michael-cohen-121218.jpg President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison for committing a variety of crimes, including tax evasion, bank fraud, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress.

mike-pence-121218.jpg After sitting silently during a testy public exchange between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders, Vice President Mike Pence made history later on Tuesday by casting a tie-breaking vote to confirm a judicial nominee in the Senate.

wallstreet-aug22_12dec18.jpg After moving sharply higher early in the session, stocks continue to see considerable strength in mid-day trading on Wednesday. The major averages remain firmly positive after ending yesterday's extremely volatile session mixed.

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