Asian markets jumped Wednesday after encouraging signs of strength in the U.S. economy sent shares higher on Wall Street, and a weaker yen boosted Japan’s benchmark. Europe started out on Asia’s heels, but then cooled somewhat as the day progressed.
Forbes has released its World’s Billionaire’s List for this year, with the total net worth of the 1,810 individuals appearing on the list at a whopping $6.48 trillion.
Euro zone banks are making the same margin on loans as they were before the financial crisis, ECB data showed on Wednesday, running counter to complaints that ultra-low interest rates are damaging their business.
- USDJPY: 114.29
- EURUSD: 1.0857
- S&P 500: 1,978.35
- NASDAQ : 4,689.6