Increased Chinese spending on housing and hopes of an infrastructure bonanza in the U.S. and India are driving a recovery in resources giants, analysts said, with major miners raking in huge profits.
European stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as traders reacted to mixed economic data and earnings results.
European stock markets rose Monday, with gains in London capped by a sharp drop in the share price of Unilever following the collapse of a proposed mega-merger (see story at bottom of page).
World stock markets fell further Friday following a downbeat session in Asia, and after Wall Street's Trump-fueled surge finally came to an end.
The European Parliament backed a contested EU-Canada free trade deal on Wednesday, facing down protests by activists and Donald Trump-inspired calls for protectionism.
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.