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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares jump, yen slumps as BOJ cranks up stimulus

* 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 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

Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid -Gazprom CEO

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.

Peripheral European bond yields fall after BOJ expands stimulus

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.

Markets 4:55am EDT

30-year JGB yield falls to 1-1/2-year low after BOJ's action

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.

Currencies, Markets 4:50am EDT

REFILE-WRAPUP 4-BOJ shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

* Move comes as inflation target looked increasingly elusive

Markets, Financials 4:29am EDT

BOJ: to buy 8-12 trillion yen of JGBs per month

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.

Markets 4:21am EDT

UPDATE 1-JGB super longs rally on shock BOJ easing, curve flattens

* Fresh BOJ easing includes boosting purchases of long-dated debt (Adds details, background)

Markets, 4:14am EDT

Dollar/yen posts biggest daily gain in 1-1/2 years after BOJ easing

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.

Currencies, Markets 3:38am EDT

Juppé's star rises amid French leadership void

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.

Markets 3:32am EDT

REFILE-Fed's Williams: inflation targets work, but room for improvement

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