By David Gaffen and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets tested record highs on Friday on hopes of more stimulus from top central banks, while the dollar strengthened on favourable government debt yields compared to those of most other developed countries. Wall Street scored solid gains after U.S. conglomerate General Electric Co. Read More

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks and the dollar made solid starts to the second quarter on Wednesday as signs of a recovery in the euro zone and expectations of more good U.S. news cheered investors after their blowout last few months. Europe’s benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3) recovered strongly after an early wobble Read More

European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) finished around 0.8 percent higher at 1,569, with all major bourses and sectors posting solid gains, having touched a Read More

By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) – European share markets hovered near seven-year highs on Friday as investors grew more confident that euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal that would allow Greece to receive funding and stay in the euro zone. U.S. stock futures indicated a slightly firmer opening on Wall Street, with the Read More