Asian markets were up sharply Thursday morning, lifted by strong gains on Wall Street, new multi-year highs in Europe and a slide in energy prices.It's getting interesting. Could we be in the midst of a nice little run?
Trading was active in Japan, where the Nikkei led the region, as investors snapped up recently battered shares and others geared to what many see as a full-scale economic recovery.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 Average briefly rose above the 16,000 level, before settling back late morning, rising as much as 1.18%.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The bull lives?
A strong performance Wednesday for U.S. markets and falling oil prices stimulated activity around the globe.