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Aug 13, 2014

Stocks firmer as oil prices plumb 13-month low

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets ticked higher on Wednesday as brighter corporate results offset gloomy economic news from Asia and as oil prices plumbed 13-month lows as ample supply offset disruption risks posed by tensions in Iraq and Libya.

European shares gained ground, helped in part by forecast-beating results from bellwethers such as Swiss Life (SLHN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) – whose stock jumped 3.5 percent after the open.

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Analysis – Watch what markets don’t do as world politics turns nasty

LONDON (Reuters) – Like so much in the investment world of late, it’s what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.

Over the course of the past month, conflicts, superpower standoffs and economic sanctions have flared in Iraq and Syria, Israel and Gaza, Ukraine and Russia. All are at least potential threats to world energy supplies, if not globalised business links and supply chains.

    • About Mike

      "Mike Dolan is Reuters' Investment Strategy Editor in Europe. He has been a correspondent and editor for the past 20 years, working for Reuters from London and Washington DC in a variety of roles covering global policymaking, economics and investment trends."
      Joined Reuters:
      Reuters Editor of the Year, 2009. Reuters multimedia journalist of the year award, 2011
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