Germany's main stock index, the DAX celebrated the anniversary of its founding. The index tracks the value of the 30 biggest companies listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
The Social Democrats' leader has warned of the "fatal mistake" of mixing the debate on integration with security policy. Weeks ahead of key elections, the SPD has tried to distance itself from Angela Merkel's CDU.
Two of New York's main indices made modest gains on Friday to close the week at new all-time highs. Financial stocks and retail spending declined while the president's office warned of a higher budget deficit.
Germany's blue-chip share index has surged to a record as investors were relieved by the success of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, with rising German business sentiment adding to their joy.
Financial markets around the world haven’t shown any signs of overreaction to the US airstrike on Syria. Asian markets largely pared initial losses. Germany's blue-chip Dax index opened down only marginally.
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