A key world stock market index extended gains on Friday, putting it on track for its longest weekly winning streak since 1999, while Intel's results boosted stocks on Wall Street and the US dollar remained weak after an official's recent comments.
Stocks around the globe also rose.
Shares of Intel Corp jumped more than 10 percent and hit their highest level since October 2000 a day after the company reported quarterly results. Economists were expecting a gain of 3 percent.
Technology and health care companies are leading stocks broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street.
According to a data set by FactSet, 77 percent companies have reported better than expected earnings whereas 79 percent were those who experienced and reported better than expected rates.
Another set of data showed new orders for key USA -made capital goods unexpectedly fell in December.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, Mnuchin said he welcomed a weaker US dollar, adding that it would benefit the country's trade. The Nasdaq Composite Index, however, finished in negative territory but mostly flat on the day as technology shares have bounced around over the past two sessions.
Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, led by shares in Bombardier, which closed up 15 per cent after it won an unexpected trade victory against USA planemaker Boeing Co.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,844.
In a weekly note on capital flows, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts said that 98 percent of global equity markets are now trading above 50 and 200-day moving averages, though the pace of the melt-up meant a correction was now increasingly likely. Still, 2017 was one of the best economic runs in years.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.66 percent.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.62 percent. Brent crude futures settled up 10 cents, or 0.1 percent, at $70.52 per barrel, while US crude futures closed at $66.14, up 63 cents, or almost 1 percent. The Nasdaq composite rose 27 points, or 0.4 percent, to 7,442.
Gold also rose with the dollar's decline. Rockwell also experienced some advancement as it increased by 0.7 percent. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.
In Washington , McKenzie said the USA and Turkey were continuing talks about a "secure zone" but there had been no final decision. On Wednesday evening, rockets fired from Syria killed two people and wounded 11 more in the Turkish border province of Kilis.
Jenkins is joined by Rodney McLeod in the back end of the defense to form one of the most efficient safety tandems in the NFL . One is to live with them and the other is to get rid of officials that turn out to be repeat offenders. "There are nerves.
NASA has a very scientific not-at-all scary explanation for the crimson or copper hue you might see that night. Resident should set their alarms to 5:52 a.m., MST, on January 31 if they want view a total lunar eclipse.
The call for help just so happened to have sounded as a group of nearby lifeguards were undergoing training in the use of drones. The advantage with using a drone was that instead of travelling through the unsteady water, it can fly to the swimmers.
Antonio Conte's side were involved in a controversial FA Cup replay with Norwich at Stamford Bridge last night. "Worryingly for them, they've only won one of the last 12 league games and failed to score in eight of them".
Rescuers took almost two hours to put out the fire as the search and rescue operation continued late into the night. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's tweet read, "V sad to hear abt large no of casualties".
Fox added it still anticipates "approval of the transaction by June 30, 2018" after the final deadline for decision ends on May 1. These could involve Sky News being spun off from Sky to prevent more Murdoch fingerprints on the country's journalism industry.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the Egyptian as they look to reinvent their frontline. Egypt's head coach Hector Cuper would later claim in December that he was told of Madrid's interest in Salah .
The World Economic Forum ( WEF ) was established as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1971. Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, at the Pre-WEF Davos Breakfast.
Will Gronk Be Cleared to Play in the Super Bowl?
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Range Rover SV Coupe outed
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3 executives from USA Gymnastics board resign
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Tesco and Sainsbury's 'to cut thousands of jobs'
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Integral Announces The World's First 512GB microSD Card
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Sydney train crash sends passengers flying, injures 16
Passenger Jaiden Ruttley, who was towards the back of the train , said it felt like "the whole train had lifted up in the air". He said the 10 other commuters had suffered less serious injuries but predicted the number of those injured would rise.
Brave Halep wins marathon to reach fourth round
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