World stocks press higher, with Tokyo touching 15-year high

April 10, 2015 11:07 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets pushed higher on Friday, with Japan's index touching a 15-year high, after news of more big corporate deals and hopes for more stimulus in China, the world's second-largest economy.

KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX index added 1.2 percent to 12,310.27 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 5,232.97. A broader index of European shares, the Stoxx 600, hit a record high for the second day running, gaining 0.6 percent. On Wall Street, the futures for the Standard & Poor's 500 and th...

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