NEW YORK - The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday and indexes posted strong gains for a second week after the Bank of Japan's surprise move to ramp up its stimulus program.
NEW YORK - Global equity markets rallied and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive economic stimulus program. | Video
NEW YORK - The yen plunged to a near seven-year low against the U.S. dollar on Friday, putting it on track for its worst day in 18 months, after the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets with an aggressive easing of its monetary policy. | Video
NEW YORK - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility.
LONDON - Major U.S. and European investment banks this month boosted to as much as $6.5 billion their collective war chest for settling with global regulators who are investigating allegations of collusion and manipulation in the foreign exchange market.
- Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc , said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.
FOR OCTOBER, DOW UP 2 PCT, S&P 500 UP 2.3 PCT, NASDAQ UP 3 PCT
LONDON, Oct 31 - A key pan-European index posted its biggest weekly gain so far this on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets by ramping up its massive stimulus spending.
* Nikkei posts 7.3 pct weekly gain, 1.5 pct monthly gain * Weak yen drives exporter shares higher * Abe may use strong market performance as ammunition to stick to initial tax hike plan - traders * Kuroda taking proactive approach - analysts * Hopes GPIF will announce increase in Japan, foreign stocks help mood By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Oct 31 - Japanese stocks soared to levels before the global financial crisis on Friday, after the Bank of Japan stunned markets
HONG KONG, Oct 31 - Hong Kong shares ended higher on Friday, reflecting strength in the Chinese market and greater risk appetite after strong U.S. growth data, leaving the market with its biggest monthly gain since July.
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