NEW YORK - Global equity markets rose on Friday after strong corporate results from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and reduced concerns over the possible spread of Ebola boosted U.S. shares and kept safe-haven U.S. Treasuries prices stable.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed out their best week in nearly two years on Friday, helped by earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and as concerns eased over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States. | Video
NEW YORK - Slumping energy shares drove the recent U.S. stock market selloff more than any other major group, so investors are turning to next week's slate of earnings to see if the sector can pull itself out of the pit.
NEW YORK - The euro rose on Friday ahead of an official report on the health of the euro zone's main banks as investors continued a trend of covering their short-positions leading to buying of the currency against the U.S. dollar.
ZURICH/LONDON - A proposal to prohibit the Swiss National Bank from selling any of its gold reserves has the support of 44 percent of the public, a closely watched survey showed on Friday, though that result falls short of the backing it needs to pass into law.
LIMA - Workers at Peru's biggest copper mine, Antamina, will go on an indefinite strike November 10 that will halt total output running at about 30,000 tonnes per month, a union leader told Reuters on Friday.
PARIS, Oct 24 - European shares fell in early trading on Friday, reversing the previous session's gains, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who had recently returned to New York from West Africa had tested positive for Ebola.
* Indexes all rise: Dow 0.76 percent, S&P 0.71 percent, Nasdaq 0.69 percent (Updates with close, new quote)
TOKYO, Oct 24 - Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp . The Nikkei share average ended 1.0 percent higher to 15,291.64, the best closing level since Oct 10. For the week, the index gained 5.2 percent. Tokyo-listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to ne
SHANGHAI, Oct 24 - Hong Kong shares finished lower on Friday, dragged down by weak Chinese property data and corporate results from major companies.
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