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Nov 24, 2014

Equities rise after stimulus signals; dollar dips

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – World equities markets climbed
on Monday, boosted by deal activity in Europe and ongoing
expectations for more stimulus from the world’s major central
banks.

The dollar weakened against the euro and other currencies as
oil prices eased. Gold slipped below $1,200 an ounce.

Nov 24, 2014

Equities, euro lifted by central bank stimulus signals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equities markets and the euro rose on Monday amid merger activity and signals that central banks are willing to step further into the economic breach to support growth and inflation.

The dollar weakened and oil prices held steady, with Brent staying above $80 a barrel.

Nov 21, 2014

China rate cut, European stimulus hints lift global markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets and oil prices rallied Friday, fueled by hopes for global growth following a surprise interest rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases to boost the euro zone economy.

The jump in oil prices took beaten-down Brent back above $80 a barrel. U.S. interest rates eased as the dollar gained, and the euro declined.

Nov 21, 2014

China rate cut, European stimulus hints lift markets

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – World stock markets and oil
prices rallied Friday, fueled by hopes for global growth
following a surprise interest rate cut by China and as the
European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases
to boost the euro zone economy.

The jump in oil prices took beaten-down Brent back above $80
a barrel. U.S. interest rates eased as the dollar gained, and
the euro declined.

Nov 21, 2014

China rate cut, ECB stimulus hopes boost world markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets and oil prices rallied Friday, fueled by hopes for global growth following a surprise rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up its asset purchases to boost the euro zone economy.

The jump in oil prices took beaten-down Brent back above $80 a barrel. U.S. interest rates were little changed as the dollar gained, and the euro declined.

Nov 20, 2014

Shares stung by world growth worries; yen sags

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets slipped on Thursday on signs the Chinese and European economies were slowing, while Japan’s yen slid to a seven-year low against the dollar on expectations of more Japanese stimulus.

The worries about global demand weighed on Wall Street, which opened lower, and fueled price gains in U.S. government debt. The MSCI index of world stocks was flat, while a gauge of European stocks slipped 0.3 percent.

Nov 19, 2014

Global markets up on Japanese stimulus hopes; Wall St at new highs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a snap election and a delayed tax increase in Japan bolstered hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the country was back in recession.

Wall Street got additional lift from merger deals, rises in healthcare issues and benign U.S. inflation data, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average closing at new highs.

Nov 18, 2014

Markets up on Japanese stimulus hopes; Wall St at new highs

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a
snap election and a delayed tax increase in Japan bolstered
hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the
country was back in recession.

Wall Street got additional lift from merger deals, rises in
healthcare issues and benign U.S. inflation data, with the S&P
500 and Dow Jones industrial average closing at new highs.

Nov 18, 2014

Markets up on Japanese stimulus hopes

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a
surprise election and a delayed tax increase in Japan
strengthened hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data
showed the country was back in recession.

Japan’s currency fell through 117 yen to the dollar, a low
last touched during October 2007, but recovered some as the U.S.
dollar declined against the euro and other major currencies,

Nov 18, 2014

Markets rally on stimulus hopes after Japan vote call

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a surprise election and a delayed tax increase in Japan strengthened hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the country slid back into recession.

The yen hit a seven-year low before recovering somewhat, and the U.S. dollar declined against the euro and other major currencies as bond yields eased.