Global stocks scale record highs as U.S. government shutdown ends, yen turns down

Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after U.S. senators struck a deal to end a government shutdown in a boost to Wall Street, while the dollar turned higher against the yen after Bank Of Japan’s chief reiterated his support for quantitative easing. Spreadbetters expected Britain’s FTSE .FTSE to open 0.3 percent higher,...


Dollar stoops to three-year low, euro shakes off Merkel coalition concerns

The dollar fell to a three-year low against its peers on Wednesday, losing its earlier bounce as the euro edged back after shaking off a setback to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chances of forging a “grand coalition” in Germany. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies last...