Global stocks hover near record highs

Bulls cheered by signs China factory activity accelerating

UBS issues market squall warning

Prepare for a storm when insurance is cheap, Swiss bank says

EasyJet lands at bottom of FTSE 100

Kingfisher leads losses for retail stocks

China stock rally becomes annual event

Third quarter presents opportunities to buy back in after first-half lull

S&P 500 at record high as earnings please

Geopolitical worries take back seat

The big test: what happens when rates rise

Prospect of UK increase has done little to hurt stocks so far

Drax gains on hopes for project approval

Glaxo profit warning flattens wider UK stock market

Delta gains on domestic demand underpin

Airline reported 16 per cent surge in US passenger revenues

Yield spike warning for junk bond market

Risk premium for holding high-yield corporate debt too tight

Shares surge as Goldman buys stake for clients

Sign of growing confidence in Portuguese lender

Capita tops London leaderboard

FTSE 100’s rally cools after one of best trading days of 2014

Long-term returns boosted by illiquidity

The less liquid a stock, the better it will perform over time

Equities shrug off geopolitical tensions

Dollar back in step with equities

Greenback and shares renew positive link broken in 2008

Chipotle outpaces rivals on strong sales

Results contrast with those from McDonald’s

EasyJet gains altitude on rally hopes

FTSE 100 gained 1 per cent to 6,795.34, a rise of 66.9 points

McDonald’s profits dip on falling US sales

Fast-food companies are struggling for global growth

HK-Shanghai equities ‘train’ is on track

Conspiracy theories overlook effort of planning for trading move

Arm heads FTSE as licensing revenue rises

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners

Global fund managers gain direct access to $530bn bourse