An official of Sprott virtually rings the NYSE Opening Bell in celebration of its listing on the NYSE on Monday. Associated Press
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
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,
World stock markets surged on Thursday, with the US benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, while the 10-year US Treasury yield fell below 2% as investors digested a signal from the Federal Reserve of potential US interest rate cuts
Europe's biggest bank said it had been hit by falling interest rates disruption caused by the coronavirus and political tensions between the US and China.
Brent crude futures slid 27 cents, or 0.6%, to $43.25 a barrel by 0642 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 34 cents, or 0.8%, at $39.93.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index were up 0.1% at 0714 GMT, with technology, automakers and oil & gas firms leading the gains.