Asian stocks edged up to a 14-month high, while the US dollar steadied on Tuesday.
European stocks closed higher on Tuesday after more strong US corporate earnings and indications from US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke that borrowing costs will remain at record lows for some time to come.
Day in Pics: 25th October
Showbiz World - October 25, 2014
'Happy New Year' star cast perform in Washington