Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Associated Press
Global stock markets rose on Friday after JP Morgan›s results kicked off the US corporate earnings season in style, while signs of stabilisation in China›s economy also helped riskier assets on views the growth outlook worldwide is better than thought.
Stock markets rose on Tuesday to new six-month highs after reassuring data about the health of China›s economy and economic sentiment in Germany helped investors brush aside disappointing bank earnings. The latest leg higher in a three-month long global rally comes as a degree of calm has descended across financial markets,
Global stock markets shed over $2 trillion in value in May as the US-China trade conflict escalated, with fears of a trade-related economic slowdown intensifying on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened Mexico with tariffs.
Australia’s central bank (CB) held its cash rate at an all-time low on Tuesday, in a widely expected decision, and said it will help buttress the economic recovery by maintaining its accommodative approach as long as the support is required.
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Following a Monday slide, the greenback was steady on most majors and clung on near a two-week low against a basket of currencies , tracking the mood in equity markets.