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Shares soar on China rate cut, ECB stimulus hopes

World stock markets and oil prices rallied following a surprise rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up its asset purchase... Read Story

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US futures rise on China rate cut

US stock index futures rose on Friday, setting major indexes up for a fifth week of gains.

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European shares extend rally

European stocks extended an early rally on Friday morning, led by mining shares after China's cut interest rates.

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US dollar hits seven-year high against yen
November 19 2014 at 17:09

The dollar hit a seven-year high against the yen ahead of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, as investors bet on an increasingly divergent outlook for the world's major economies.

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Rouble inches lower as oil falls
November 19 2014 at 17:04

The rouble inched lower and Russian bond yields touched new five-year highs as Moscow prepared for its first debt auction since October, while a firmer dollar also took a toll on most other emerging currencies.

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UK's FTSE under pressure
November 19 2014 at 16:41

Britain's main equity index snapped a four-day winning streak as heavyweight mining stocks were hit by a fall in iron ore prices and disappointing trading updates from Royal Mail and testing firm Intertek.

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European shares climb to seven-week high
November 19 2014 at 16:36

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 share index climbed to a seven-week high and Switzerland's SMI equity index hit the 9 000 mark for the first time since late 2007.

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US futures little changed ahead of data
November 19 2014 at 16:20

US stock index futures were little changed following record closing highs for both the Dow and S&P 500.

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Gold holds near $1 200/oz
November 19 2014 at 15:35

Gold held near $1 200 (R13 224) an ounce as traders awaited Federal Reserve minutes later in the day.

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Hong Kong shares fall on poor inflows
November 19 2014 at 14:57

Hong Kong shares fell for the third consecutive day, dragged down by disappointment that the highly-anticipated Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme was not bringing capital southbound from the mainland.

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Tokyo stocks close lower
November 19 2014 at 14:53

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock index closed down 0.32 percent, after the Bank of Japan wrapped up a meeting with policymakers.

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S&P 500, Dow end at record highs
November 19 2014 at 06:25

The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in health-care shares and hopes for a stronger global economy.

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Japanese stocks rise on recovery hopes
November 19 2014 at 06:25

Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as investors held out hope for more robust growth after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike.

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