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Bitcoin futures zoom on market debut; world stocks flirt with record levels

European stocks drew strength from a positive Asian session to trade higher across the board in early deals

Reuters  |  London 

World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on signs of strong economic growth ahead of a slew of central bank rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market's cryptocurrency obsession. European stocks drew strength from a positive Asian session to trade higher across the board in early deals, nearing four-week highs as bank stocks boosted benchmarks. MSCI's main European Index rose 0.1 percent while the index of leading European companies gained 0.2 percent. Britain's FTSE climbed 0.6 percent ...

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First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 16:05 IST
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