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Stocks attempted a comeback on Thursday as Europe and Wall Street rallied, reversing some of Wednesday's bruising losses after a string of rosy earnings reports.
World stock markets have pushed higher as investors continued to regain confidence after worries about inflation led to brutal selling earlier in the month.
Most Asian and European stock markets have slumped on intensifying worries over the prospect of rising interest rates in the United States, dealers say.
Global stocks have been under pressure from weakening oil prices and worries about President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Global stock markets have dropped as sliding oil prices and US tax doubts prompted investors to lower their risk exposure, traders said.
Global bonds have declined as optimism over the health of the US economy and President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan pushed Treasury yields higher with the dollar.
Global stocks have risen, consolidating gains at the close of a week when markets were jolted by a North Korean missile launch and a hurricane that battered US oil and gas facilities.
World equity markets have spiralled lower on the back of simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea, dealers said.
World stock markets have slid as worries about US-North Korea tensions sent traders fleeing to safe-haven investments.
Global stock markets have been pressured by worries about Trump's agenda after a proposed health care reform measure collapsed in Congress, raising concerns about prospects for his tax reform.
World stocks were mixed at the start of the week, as investor enthusiasm in Asia failed to spread to Europe and Wall Street, where geopolitical worries weighed on indices.
Global stocks have been mixed amid somewhat better investor sentiment ahead of a closely-watched US inflation report.
Most Asian and European stock markets have slumped on intensifying worries over the prospect of rising interest rates in the United States, dealers said.
Global stocks have retreated on anxiety over Brexit negotiations and debate between the US House and Senate over the massive tax overhaul as some investors took profits after big gains.
Global stocks have tumbled as disappointing earnings, profit taking and fears a US corporate tax cut will be delayed combined to drive major indices down.
Global stocks have run the table, rising in New York, Europe and Asia on a mix of optimism, resilient oil prices and renewed calm on the Korean peninsula.
World stock markets have mostly risen extending the previous day's rally as fears receded over a potential clash between the United States and North Korea.
Wall Street stocks have posted their biggest declines in nearly three months as President Donald Trump doubled down on his warnings to North Korea over its nuclear program.
Wall Street and major European stocks have ended in mixed territory on Monday amid a busy weak of US corporate earnings.
Global stock markets have been mostly higher, with the Dow edging to another record, boosted by remarks from the Fed's chair that investors interpreted as a sign US interest rates would not rise rapidly.
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