Reuters – 18 minutes ago
Global stocks poised for best day since early Jan.
* Euro on course for best day vs dollar in two weeks
* ECB sees stabilization in euro zone after stimulus
* Hopes for good U.S. payroll report fuel risk-taking
* Oil, gold rise; U.S., German govt bonds slip
NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) – Global stocks were on track for their best day in nearly two months on Thursday and the euro rebounded on optimism Greece would clinch a private debt swap and avoid a chaotic default.
Expectations of a solid U.S. payrolls report for February on Friday fueled appetite for oil and other growth-sensitive commodities and sparked selling of safe-haven U.S. and German government debt.