Earnings and GDP growth fuel India optimism

Strong economic data and positive corporate numbers cheer investors

Japan wage growth boosts Tokyo stocks

Yen weakens to nine-month low as Abenomics in the spotlight

European stocks rise with all eyes on ECB

Weak data increase expectations of bond purchase programme

Banks warn on new global funding rules

Basel regulations will make key equities trades more expensive

ITV boosted by revived takeover hopes

In a slow market the FTSE 100 gained 5.56 points at 6,825.31

Markets begin month on cautious note

Stocks inch higher despite weak PMI data

Indian stocks rally to fresh highs

Output figures point to revival in growth

Hong Kong Airlines eyes dual-currency IPO

Deal to tap retail investors’ bets on rising Chinese currency

Ditch the hokum on asset diversification

Investment professionals are working in the dark

Rate decisions to provide week’s focus

Range of activity indicators also available this week

Margins: the new normal

Bears have been waiting for profit margins to revert

S&P 500 ends week at record high

Chart that tells a story . . . S&P 500

US equity index passes 2,000 for the first time

IC: August 30 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

US financials enjoy strong August gains

Nine in 10 S&P 500 stocks advance as economic data improve

AstraZeneca gains on renewed bid chatter

FTSE 100 held aloft by gains from financial and defensive stocks

Stocks at records yet recovery is elusive

Record asset prices belie many startling economic inconsistencies

LSE cash call supports underwriting cartel

Rights issue fees should be tackled by the exchange, not endorsed

Ukraine worries rekindle risk aversion

Ocado slides amid earnings doubts

Miners hold back wider UK market, leaving FTSE 100 down 0.4%