Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank might start broad-based asset purchases if the inflation outlook worsens as he prepares the ground for one of the most radical policies in the ECB’s history.
European stocks rose, rebounding from yesterday’s loss, as companies from Alstom SA to Telekom Austria AG rallied on mergers-and-acquisitions activity. U.S. index futures also advanced, while Asian shares declined.
European stocks rose with U.S. equity-index futures as investors assessed earnings after Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. reported results that beat estimates. New Zealand’s dollar gained after the nation’s central bank raised rates and nickel advanced.