On Wednesday, the euro reached its highest level in over a year. The shares and commodities also rose prompted by an optimism about the global economy ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision. The Fed is expected to keep its asset buying at $85 billion a month when it concludes meeting later and stick to commitment to hold the interest rates near zero untilthe unemployment declines to at least 6.5%.
Ahead of the decision, an increase in the European economic confidence, the ECB crisis loan repayments and the Italy's solid trade of five and 10-year bonds that provided investors a fresh evidence of better sentiment in the region.
The euro was down above $1.35, it was the first time since December 2011. The European shares delined 0.3 %, but an earlier rising in theAsian equities meant the MSCI world share index was holding firm at 21-month high.
The U.S. stock futures suggested a stabil open on the Wall Street which focus on the Fed's outlook for the economy and the bond buying program after it announced a slightly more hawkish last month.
Elsewher, Banks were back to 137.2 billion euros of those loans and surprisedthe analysts again by also floating their three-month funding despite predictions they will use it to partly restock their coffers.