A worker shelters from the rain under a Union Flag umbrella as he passes the London Stock Exchange in London. Reuters/File
Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic rose on Friday, hailing US jobs data that confounded expectations, showing the lowest unemployment rate in half a century.
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,
LONDON: London Stock Exchange (LSE), on Thursday welcomed the UAE-based Finablr, a global payments and foreign exchange company, to open its London’s markets for trading and to celebrate the listing of the company’s shares on the Premium Segment of the Main Market of London Stock Exchange.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 1.0 per cent, in the eurozone, Frankfurt won 0.9 per cent and Paris climbed 0.8 per cent.
Spot gold was up 0.8% at $2,033.86 per ounce by 0655 GMT, after hitting a record high of $2,036.49. US gold futures rose 1.4% to $2,049.30.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.26 per cent, or 58.81 points, to end at 22,514.85, while the broader Topix index inched down 0.04 per cent, or 0.55 points, to 1,554.71.
Brent crude was up by 31 cents, or 0.7%, at $44.74 a barrel by 0713 GMT. The contract rose 0.6% on Wednesday to its highest close since March 6. West Texas Intermediate oil was up by 26 cents, or 0.6%, at $41.96 a barrel. The contract ended Tuesday trading 1.7% higher, its highest close since late July.