* BOJ surprises markets as it accelerates stimulus drive * Nikkei surges 4.8 pct to highest since Nov 2007, yen at 7-yr low * Euro zone inflation expected to keep pressure on ECB to ease * Rouble sheds some of Thursday's gains ahead of c.bank decision By Marc Jones LONDON, Oct 31 - World shares jumped and the yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus pro
MOSCOW, Oct 31 - Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if all financial conditions are met, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom , said on Friday.
LONDON, Oct 31 - Peripheral European government bond yields fell on Friday as a surprise decision by the Bank of Japan to expand its monetary stimulus saw investors pile into riskier assets.
TOKYO, Oct 31 - The yield on 30-year Japanese government bonds fell to 1.520 percent on Friday after the BOJ said it may increase buying in long maturities following its surprise monetary easing.
* Move comes as inflation target looked increasingly elusive
TOKYO, Oct 31 - The Bank of Japan said on Friday it plans to buy 8 to 12 trillion yen ($72 - 108 billion) of Japanese Government Bonds per month in principle, following the central bank's surprise easing earlier in the day.
* Fresh BOJ easing includes boosting purchases of long-dated debt (Adds details, background)
TOKYO, Oct 31 - The dollar rose more than two percent on Friday to post its biggest one-day gain versus the yen in 1-1/2 years after the Bank of Japan shocked markets by unexpectedly easing policy further, citing mounting risks it would miss its inflation goal.
PARIS, Oct 31 - He has a criminal record for corruption and as prime minister in the 1990s caused France's worst unrest since May 1968 with a failed austerity push. Two decades on, opinion polls show he is the country's most respected politician in office.
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