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LIVE MARKETS-Morning call: Still in the black

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MORNING CALL: STILL IN THE BLACK (0630 GMT)

European stocks seem set to stay in the black, at least for now, after Asia's rallied and oil prices bounced back.

Futures for the STOXX 50E and the Dax are up about 1.6% after the pan-European STOXX 600 closed up 2.9% yesterday.

We're not done yet in terms of stimulus which could help lift sentiment.

The next salvo of fiscal bazookas is expected from the U.S. with a $1 trillion-plus package and from China set to unleash trillions of yuan to revive its economy.

The dollar rush is far from over however and an ongoing cause of stress on the markets.

On the epidemic front, the virus has so far infected more than 245,000 people across the world and the death toll exceeds 10,028.

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(Julien Ponthus)

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(Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)