Global equities climb, as does U.S. dollar

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US stocks were shining on Thursday, with major advances across all indices.
The US dollar too continued its years-long climb.
The Dow Jones industrials gained 326.15 points or 1.25% to 26,325.25

NEW YORK, New York – U.S. stocks were shining on Thursday, with major advances across all indices.

The U.S. dollar too continued its years-long climb.

The Dow Jones industrials gained 326.15 points or 1.25% to 26,325.25.

The Nasdaq Composite strengthened 116.51 points or 1.48% to 7,973.39.

The Standard ands Poor’s 500 added 36.64 points or 1.27% to 2,924.58.

The euro wilted to 1.1057 on Thursday, while the British pound slid to 1.2180.

The Japanese yen weakened to 106.50. The Swiss franc eased to 0.9867.

The Canadian dollar was a fraction lower at 1.3296. The Australian and New Zealand dollars were sharply lower at 0.6727 and 0.6308.

In overseas equity markets the German Dax rose 1.18%. In Paris the CAC 40 climbed 1.51%.

London’s FTSE 100 added 0.98%.

In Asia, the Nikkei 225 in Japan was off 18.49 points or 0.09% at 20,460.93.

The Shanghai Composite in China dipped 2.84 points or 0.10% to 2,890.92.

The Australian All Ordinaries added 4.90 points or 0.07% to 6,605.70.

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