Global market report - January 31

The Federal Reserve set the tone for an uptick in world equity prices today, helped by a strong week of tech earnings from Facebook and Apple

James Gard 31 January, 2019 | 7:00PM

North America

Facebook continued to defy the adverse publicity it generates by posting higher revenues in the last three months of 2018. Shares rose in after-hours trading, while Apple was also boosted by a fair wind from Tuesday’s results. Amazon (AMZN), which is level pegging with Microsoft (MSFT) for the crown of biggest listed company in the world, releases earnings after the market closes tonight.

In economics, weekly jobless claims are due – ahead of tomorrow’s non-farm payrolls – and in Canada, November’s GDP number will be released.

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