LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - The euro inched up slightly
against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank
left rates on hold as was widely expected.
The single currency rose to $1.3036 from $1.3025
before the announcement. It was last trading at 1.3017, up 0.4
percent on the day, but not far from last week's near
three-month low of $1.2966, which for now is acting as near-term
Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 trimmed gains, up 0.1
percent at 1,186.90 points.
Markets will focus on the press conference starting at 1330
GMT to see if ECB chief Mario Draghi sounds downbeat on the
economic outlook for the euro zone and hints at future rate