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NEW YORK: Global stocks held on to recent gains and U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday as expectations of further stimulus from top central banks gave support to markets, while oil was volatile on concerns over a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. The SP 500 was flat but the Nasdaq Composite edged up, led by gains in Apple, which hit a record closing high of $675.68 after a patent court win on Friday.
Global stock markets rallied Wednesday in the wake of Wall Street's overnight surge spurred by the U.S. Federal Reserve's larger-than-expected interest rate cut.
LONDON: Sovereign wealth funds pulled US$37.8bil from global stock and bond markets in 2016, data from research firm eVestment showed, although fourth quarter flows showed a slowdown in the rate of redemptions.
SYDNEY: Global stocks are set for a short-term sell-off on Monday after Islamist militants launched coordinated attacks across Paris that killed 129 people, but analysts said a prolonged economic impact or market reaction was unlikely.
HONG KONG: China's surprise devaluation caused shock waves in global currency markets, with investors fearing it could put sustained pressure on offshore yuan and debt sold overseas by Chinese firms.
TOKYO: Asian shares eased on Monday, taking a break after investor risk appetite had risen on hopes Europe's policymakers returning from holiday will decisively tackle the euro zone's debt crisis.
NEW YORK: On a day that brought both good and bad news about the U.S. economy, investors chose to see the glass as half-full. U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, pushed up by a batch of bright earnings reports and encouraging news about home sales.
TOKYO (Reuters): Risk assets from oil to shares slumped on Monday after elections in Greece and France fuelled questions about commitments from struggling euro zone economies to pursue austerity policies seen widely by markets as vital to resolving the bloc's debt crisis.