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Global shares staunched a sell-off on Tuesday, but US Treasury and German bond yields slipped to fresh five-month lows as a reminder that investors re(...)

US President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders  just hours after his inauguration on January 20th. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

World stocks racked up record highs on Thursday and the dollar fell as investors bet major stimulus from new US President Joe Biden and unswerving gl(...)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.7 per cent in afternoon trading, pushing one of Wall Street’s oldest stock market indices to a new historic high. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Global stocks rallied on Tuesday, pushing the Dow above 30,000 for the first time, on optimism for a smooth transition of power in the United States a(...)

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Japan’s Nikkei index on Friday ended at its highest level in 29 years, tracking strong moves in global equities, as investors hoped a gridlock in US (...)

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A rally in global stocks stalled within a whisker of February’s all-time high as investors mulled the pace of the recent gains and expectations for l(...)

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.3 per cent while China’s CSI 300 index of Shanghai- and Shenzhen-listed stocks rose 0.9 per cent. Japan’s benchmark Topix index was 0.3 per cent higher.

The euro fell after euro zone economic data showed the recovery in the bloc’s biggest economies lost momentum this month. The single currency fell 0.(...)

Tokyo’s benchmark Topix index was flat while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.8 per cent.

European equities pushed higher on Friday as investors weighed up rising coronavirus cases in the US and China against sprawling stimulus measures fro(...)

A pedestrian walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: EPA

US stock futures and European equities slid on concern that the blistering rally in risk assets has overshot the economic recovery. Treasuries advance(...)

Japan’s Topix index climbed 1.8 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.8 per cent.

A broad rally in global markets pushed into a second day on Tuesday, as signs of a strong European fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic added t(...)

Japanese stocks were under pressure after purchasing managers’ index data for April signalled the sharpest drop since 2009, as the pandemic spurred factory shutdowns and a collapse in demand.

World stocks pulled back further on Friday on grim US economic data and president Donald Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs on China over the corona(...)

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