Wednesday's benchmark rate hike by the US central bank has gone down well with Asian and European markets. Stocks went up Thursday on the Fed's move, with analysts hoping that further rate increases would be communicated well in advance.
US consumer prices rose by more than projected in January as apparel costs jumped the most in nearly three decades, adding to signs of an inflation pickup that has roiled financial markets this month.
Policymakers from the US Fed, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England have described the recent sell-off in stock markets as a healthy correction, saying this won't knock them off their monetary policy path.
Set against EU chastisement of Warsaw and volatility in global share prices, the Polish economy and stock market remain oases of calm confidence. DW asked the new head of the Warsaw bourse, Marek Dietl, if it can last.
Top Japanese dividend stocks are in demand for the first time in a generation, thanks to increasing profits and a cheap yen. Investors, who complain that the US stock market lacks value, are moving their money to Tokyo.
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