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The euro remained on a shaky footing after tumbling overnight when European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the central bank might act to stem slowing inflation and boost the euro zone economy.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was down 0.1 percent, on track for a slight weekly loss, but off session lows after data showed China's inflation in April was broadly in line with expectations.

Chinese consumer prices rose 1.8 percent in April from a year earlier while producer prices fell 2.0 percent.

"We expect producer price inflation to remain negative in coming months. The mini-stimulus measures already rolled out by the government are not enough to stop the dip in activity, and we think more pro-growth measures will be unveiled," said Li Huiyong, an economist at Shenyin & Wanguo Securities in Shanghai.

Japan's Nikkei stock average .N225 erased earlier losses and added 0.7 percent as investors covered short positions ahead of the weekend. The Nikkei was still set to post a weekly loss of more than 2 percent.

Markets also kept a wary eye on the Ukraine crisis. Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored Russian President Vladimir Putin's call to postpone a referendum on self-rule nike vapormax noir , declaring they would go ahead on Sunday with a vote that some fear could lead to war.

U.S. stocks mostly fell on Thursday with the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC ending lower for a third straight session, its longest losing streak since early April.

But European shares .FTEU3 climbed 1.1 percent after Draghi raised the prospect of ECB action next month to spur the euro zone economy.

The euro came off a 2-12-year high against the dollar on Draghi's comments. It was last at $1.3838, marginally lower on the day, and well off Thursday's high of $1.3992, its loftiest peak since November 2011.

As Draghi's dovish comments pushed the euro down 0.4 percent on Thursday against its U.S. counterpart, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did the dollar no favors.

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"In contrast to Mario Draghi, Janet Yellen provided very little clarity on monetary policy this week, keeping the downtrend in yields intact," Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management , wrote in a note to clients.

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield was at 2.610 percent, not far from its U.S. close of 2.602 percent on Thursday.

The U.S. dollar index .DXY, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, added 0.1 percent to 79.464. Against the yen, the dollar rose about 0.1 percent to 101.74 yen.

In commodities trading, U.S. crude futures were up 0.2 percent at $100.47 a barrel air vapormax 2018 pas cher , on track to halt a two-week slide, while Brent crude added 0.1 percent to $108.14, as traders continued to watch the situation in Ukraine.

London nickel prices surged beyond $20,000 per tonne for the first time in more than two years on Friday, climbing nearly 4 percent as a flurry of supply concerns fuelled appetite for the stainless steel material.


KUNMING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China Eastern Airlines began flights from Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province to Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City nike vapormax flyknit pas cher , Vietnam on Thursday.

The flight, served by a Boeing 737, took off at 4:15 p.m. from the Kunming Changshui International Airport and was scheduled to arrive in HCM City at 6:10 p.m. in local time.

It will be operated every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

This Monday, a new air route linking Kunming with Vietnam's Hanoi was launched by China Eastern Airlines. The flight will be operated every Monday and Friday.

Kunming is known as Spring City in China for its mild climate and green environment.

WASHINGTON, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese companies have been speeding up their overseas acquisitions since March after a sharp slowdown in the beginning of the year nike vapormax pas cher , a report from a U.S. consultancy showed.

A new report by Rhodium Group, a consultancy famous for its tracking of China's overseas investments, found that the number of Chinese companies' overseas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rebounded strongly in May, although the number for the first six months of 2017 fell by 20 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

"In each of May and June, Chinese companies publically announced more than 20 new overseas M&A transactions with a value of 5 million U.S. dollars or more, around levels seen near the 2016 peak vapormax pas cher ," said the report.

China's outbound foreign direct investment dropped sharply in the first two months of 2017 as Chinese regulators set stricter rules to crack down on irrational and illegal outbound investment activities amid mounting pressure of capital outflow.

China's foreign exchange reserves rose for the fifth month in a row in June, indicating easing capital flight pressure.

While the overseas acquisition spree in 2016 was mainly driven by companies from private sectors, sovereign and state-owned companies are back in the driver's seat this year, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the total deal value from January to June.

Although acquisition activities have fallen in all sectors in the first half of 2017, high technology and modern service sectors (telecom, media and computing) have been more resilient Ventes Homme Nike Air Max 2018.5 Noir , said the report.

According to the report, China Investment Corporation -- China's sovereign wealth fund, forged the biggest deal so far this year, agreeing to buy Logicor, a pan-European logistics company, from Black.