#FTSE

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US Dollar was down from 110.72 yen to 110.61 yen. (Representative Image: Pixabay)

  • Broad-based S&P 500 surged 1.2% to close at 4,019.87
  • Meanwhile, Nasdaq was up by 1.8% at 13, 480. 11
  • WHO slammed Europe's vaccine rollout as "unacceptably slow"

.New York, NY, USA
Asian stock markets earlier closed mostly higher. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • In Europe, London's FTSE 100 gained as a weaker pound
  • The Dow and S&P 500 managed to edge to new records for the second day
  • Traders are watching how President Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill will impact the economy

.New York, NY, USA
Global equities have enjoyed bumper gains on mounting confidence. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • All three major indices on Wall Street- Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq- finished lower
  • New US jobless claims rose 13,000 in the week ended February 13, to 861,000
  • For Walmart shares fell 6.5%

.New York, NY, USA
The records came despite some increasing signs of economic distress due to rising COVID-19 cases. (Representational Image: Pixabay)

  • All three major US indices ended at all-time highs, with the Nasdaq posting its third straight record
  • The pound kept at around 19-month highs against the dollar
  • Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was up 0.2% at 26,806.67