World stocks perk up as volatile week ends on a high

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks markets perked up on Friday after a volatile week in which sentiment over the global economic outlook waxed and waned with each new headline on the Delta variant of the coronavirus.FILE PHOTO: The London Stock…

Dollar and bonds rally as virus fears oust inflation jitters

SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar neared its year-high and bonds rallied further on Wednesday, as the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant displaced inflation as investors’ primary concern and sent them rushing for safe-haven assets.FILE PHOTO: The London Stock…

Wall Street staunches sell-off despite COVID variant fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street reeled back on Tuesday from a sell-off and yields on other safe havens including U.S. Treasuries bounced back from new lows even as investors worried about the impact of a resurgence in COVID-19, spurred…

Asian shares advance as China data better than feared

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares advanced on Thursday as economic data from China was largely more resilient than expected, and as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said tapering of its massive stimulus was still a way off.FILE PHOTO: A…

Stocks recover poise ahead of Fed minutes

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday while world equities steadied below recent record peaks as investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting for signs of a hawkish turn in U.S. monetary policy.FILE PHOTO: The…

S&P 500 opens at record high on tech boost

FILE PHOTO: A security camera is seen next to signage outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 28, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(Reuters) – The S&P 500 index opened at a record high…