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World shares hover near all-time high

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 15:12

World shares hovered just off an all-time high and the euro was steady on Tuesday, as the European Central Bank made sure there was little doubt in investors minds that global liquidity will continue.

World stocks dip, Wall St flat; ruble at five-year low

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 08:51

World stock markets dipped on Wednesday, stung by growing worries over some emerging markets as escalating tensions in Ukraine sent the Russian ruble to a five-year low, while equities on Wall Street ended flat.

Wall Street hits record high; world shares rally

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:57

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 103.84 point at 16,207.14. The Standard & Poor`s 500 Index was up 11.36 points, or 0.62 percent, at 1,847.61.

Slow start to 2014 for world shares as China disappoints

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 16:31

European stocks had started the year at a 5-1/2 year high, but an initial push higher proved short-lived despite the upbeat data as London's FTSE, Paris's CAC 40 and Frankfurt's Dax dropped 0.5, 0.6 and 0.5 percent respectively.

US dollar sags as Fed support, China growth lift shares

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 18:12

Expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place for longer following the confidence-sapping U.S. fiscal stalemate pushed world shares to a five-year high and the dollar to an eight-month low on Friday.

Unease over Fed leaves shares at one-month low, bonds settle

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 14:49

World shares sank to their lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as unease about an expected cut in US stimulus and a related rise in bond yields left markets on edge.

World shares hit hard by Greek worries, G7 inaction

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 17:11

World shares tumbled nearly 2 percent on Monday with European equities at 26-month lows, down more than 20 percent this year, as investors worried Greece would default amid signs of rifts among euro zone policymakers.

Global shares hit hard by Greek worries, G7 inaction

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 14:46

World shares fell close to 1.5 percent on Monday with European equities tumbling more than 2 percent as investors worried that Greece would default amid signs of disagreement among euro zone policymakers.