GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stabilise after sell-off, euro firm before ECB
* European shares stabilise after sell-off, Asian shares
ECB, eyes on inflation
* Strong U.S. jobs numbers heighten Fed angst ahead of
By Marc Jones
LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - European shares looked to be
stabilising after three days of sustained selling on Thursday,
as focus turned to the European Central Bank's monthly meeting
for any sign it is readying further support measures.
Markets were under pressure as persistent speculation about
the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while
shares struggled to find their footing after this week's
Although the ECB and the Bank of England, which also meets
later, are likely to hold off any new policy action, the ECB's
new economic forecasts will be in particular focus amid worries
the euro zone is slowly slipping towards Japan-style deflation.