Sept 12 (Reuters) - Gold jumped more than 1.5% on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut deposit interest rates and relaunched quantitative easing, bolstering expectations for a dovish stance from the U.S. central bank at its meeting next week.
Spot gold was up 0.6% to $1,506.35 per ounce at 10:33 a.m. EDT (1433 GMT).
UK's Morrisons says talk of firm as takeover target "pure speculation" Thu, 12th Sep 2019 08:14Thomson Reuters LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Talk that Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, could be subject to a takeover bid is "pure speculation", its chief executive David Potts said on Thursday.
Industry analysts have suggested that Morrisons could be a candidate for a potential takeover, possibly from an overseas private equity firm, given the weakness of the pound making deals cheaper and the group's 27% share price fall over the last year. (Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Alistair Smout)