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.
The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange will very likely soar past the 10,000-point mark sometime in the first half of the year, bolstered by the growth momentum of international equity funds flowing into the market amid the weakening of the greenback, according to market observers.
World stock markets diverged on Monday as investors tracked a record on Wall Street fueled by a better-than-expected jump in U.S. jobs.