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US Futures Flat Ahead of ECB

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Thursday as traders eyed events in Europe, where the European Central Bank is holding a monetary policy meeting.

The ECB is expected to extend its bond buying program on Thursday, with ECB President Mario Draghi due to hold a news conference once the meeting wraps up.

In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx-600 index was around 0.1 percent higher on Thursday morning.

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Craig Erlam

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Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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