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World stocks hold at all-time high after bumper week

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:57

World stocks were enjoying the view at an all-time high on Friday, lifted by a week of strong U.S. economic data and promises from the European Central Bank that cheap money will be sloshing around for years.

European stock slip at open; London FTSE down 0.21%

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:53

Europe`s stock markets weakened at the open on Friday, with London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.21 percent at 6,793.75 points.

World stock markets up near record high; low yields help

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 01:31

Global equity markets traded higher on Monday, although they pared gains from levels close to an all-time high, as low interest rates bolstered sentiment even as U.S. Treasury yields rose.

World stock markets up near record high; low yields help

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 22:13

Global equity markets edged up on Monday, with one gauge less than half a percentage point from an all-time high as low interest rates bolstered sentiment even as U.S. Treasury yields rose.

ECB, U.S. data help buoy global stocks, euro

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 01:09

The euro rose against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank gave no sign of an imminent rate cut and better-than-expected U.S. unemployment data helped lift world stock markets.

World Economic News Summary

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 18:55

The top world economic stories on Wednesday:

US deadlock hits dollar, weakens world stock markets

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 15:58

World stock markets began to shake on Wednesday in response to a US government shutdown that shows no signs of ending soon, also sending the dollar to a one-month low against the yen.

World stock markets plunge after Obama’s win

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 20:11

The S&P 500 closed below the key 1,400 level for the first time since Aug. 30, while the Dow ended under 13,000 for the first time since Aug. 2.

Worries about US economy drives most stocks down

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 18:01

European indexes were particularly hit as traders got their first opportunity to react to fairly dismal American jobs data after the long Easter weekend.

World stocks, oil gain on Greek debt deal hopes

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 22:34

Commodity prices rose and global equities edged higher on Tuesday, spurred by investors' hopes Greece is close to resolving its debt crisis.

Euro, stocks fall on worries over Greek debt

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 22:19

Concern over how Greece's debt talks play out overshadowed the appetite for riskier assets on Wednesday, despite good economic data from Germany and a widely held view that the US Federal Reserve is set to signal an extended period of ultra-low rates.

Deutsche Boerse, NYSE deal wins US approval

Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 08:56

Deutsche Boerse won US antitrust approval to buy NYSE Euronext in a USD 9 billion deal to create the world's No. 1 exchange operator, but the transaction still faces serious regulatory headwinds in Europe.