European and Asian stock markets rose solidly Wednesday following a rally in Tokyo, as investors reacted to indications that U.S. interest rates could climb as early as March.
Stocks around the world continued their march higher on Monday, and U.S. indexes again hit new highs.
Eurozone stock markets rose further Monday after Brussels lifted its official economic growth outlook for the region, but London gains were tempered by the stronger pound, according to analysts.
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,700-point mark Monday in a liquidity-driven session as market sentiment was boosted by record-breaking trading sessions on Wall Street at the end of last week, dealers said.
The air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels as part of the global fight against climate change.
As January drew to a close, the key question on the minds of oil market participants was: how well did the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) adhere to its quotas?
Europe's main stock markets rose Thursday in tentative trading as growing concerns over Greece and looming elections in France and Germany gnawed at sentiment.
The euro struggled Wednesday on increasing uncertainty about France's political outlook and fears of another debt crisis brewing in Greece.
Oatar's energy minister, the current OPEC president, said Wednesday that world oil markets were "responding positively" to output cuts implemented by the cartel and some non-cartel producers.
Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday, with concerns about upcoming European elections and Donald Trump's unpredictable presidency fuelling uncertainty.