суббота, 3 марта 2012 г.

World shares higher after Fed chief remarks

World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the U.S. economy was still on the mend and the European common currency stabilized after hitting a new four-year low against the dollar.

Oil was slightly up, to nearly $72 dollars a barrel. Wall Street was set to bounce back: Dow futures were up by 74 points, or 0.8 percent, to 9,868. The broader Standard & Poors 500 futures gained 9.8, or 0.9 percent, to 1,057.30.

Stocks were mixed in early trading in Europe, but analysts said investor sentiment had sufficiently recovered to kindle some bargain-hunting.

"Confidence has not yet returned, but …

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