GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares retreat, euro subdued on ECB stimulus bets TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Nov 27- Asian shares fell and the dollar held near an 8-1/ 2- month peak on Friday, while the euro hovered around seven-month lows on expectations of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank next week. The broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside of Japan slid 0.5 percent, extending losses for the week to 0.7 percent.
| By: Hideyuki Sano and Nichola Saminather
European shares rise on ECB stimulus hopes; Infineon shines *Infineon soars after results, dividend beat expectations. MILAN, Nov 26- European shares rose on Thursday, helped by growing expectations of aggressive European Central Bank action next week, while a solid quarterly report from chipmaker Infineon and a rebound in metal prices also provided support. "Infineon has proven surprisingly resilient and is...
| By: Danilo Masoni
Futures hold higher amid data dump U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open Wednesday, the last full trading day of the week as investors eyed a slew of economic data.
| By: Jenny Cosgrave
ECB announces Christmas break for QE The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would temporarily pause its asset purchase program, resuming the purchases on January 4.
| By: Katy Barnato