Policy hopes help lift global stock markets

Equity bulls ignore firm dollar and weak oil

Brazil’s weak real hits coffee and sugar

Currency effect could also spread to soyabeans and iron ore

Smiths left behind by FTSE 100 jump

London market set for best quarter in two years

Corporate debt rally puts equities in shade

Yield remains principal investment focus as Fed rate rises loom

Japan reforms push groups to unlock cash

Abe’s governance initiatives could prove crucial to revitalising economy

Risks of chasing crowd on dollar and yuan

Last throes of dollar bull party, says HSBC