Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort.
Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.
World stock markets mostly rose Thursday, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's announcement it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial.
Global stock markets swung higher Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks that were buoyed by solid earnings, while investors were also waiting for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S....
Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
Brazil's stock exchange is down, and its currency has fallen against the dollar in the first hours of trading following the country's volatile presidential race in which President Dilma Rousseff...
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after largely positive results from the European Central Bank's stress tests of financial institutions.
Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.
Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stock markets Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year.