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A majority of American adults - 54% - are bullish on the US stock market for 2017 and almost four in 10 say they anticipate being in a better financial situation.
China’s exports have gained, snapping a seven-month losing streak, as a cheaper yuan aided foreign purchasing.
Fresh US equity records have bolstered Asian and European stocks, while bond yields declined before policy decisions from the world’s two biggest central banks.
Fresh US equity records have ignited Asian markets, with benchmarks from Tokyo to Sydney and Mumbai extending gains as bond yields declined.
Stocks have rallied again at the open in Hong Kong, taking a lead from another record on Wall Street, with investors looking ahead to a ECB meeting later in the day.
Tokyo stocks have opened higher after Wall Street powered to fresh records, despite weak revised figures that showed Japan's economy grew less than expected in the third quarter.
US stocks have surged to close at fresh records in anticipation the ECB will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy after the presidential election.
European equities have surged and US stocks hit fresh records in anticipation the European Central Bank will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy.