London — World stocks rose on Thursday after a run of losses, and European shares opened higher, although US and German bond yields near multi-year highs checked the gains and kept stocks from regaining recent record highs. Wall Street is set for a firmer session, equity futures indicate, before tech giants Apple, Alphabet and Amazon announce their results. MSCI’s all-country equity index rose about 0.2% after Tokyo bounced 1.7% off four-week lows. European bourses opened about 0.3% firmer. MSCI’s emerging Asian index closed 0.3% lower, however. January’s last trading session on Wall Street ended in the red, but US indices still ended with monthly gains of more than 5%. World stocks enjoyed a record 15-month winning streak. This week’s meeting of the US Federal Reserve was more hawkish than expected, but confirmed what markets had already expected — an interest rate rise in March, said Markus Huber, a trader at brokerage City of London Markets, predicting that, "In light of today’s ...

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