European stocks rise with all eyes on ECB

Weak data increase expectations of bond purchase programme

Japan wage growth boosts Tokyo stocks

Yen weakens to nine-month low as Abenomics receives boost

Ditch the hokum on asset diversification

Investment professionals are working in the dark

Germanwings pilots set to to go on strike

Lufthansa’s low-cost airline cancels 116 flights on Friday

Central bankers face ‘confidence bubble’

Quest for sustainable growth must avoid fresh market disruption

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The bond paradox and how it will end

Prices have soared despite huge issuance

Fed minutes lift US bond yields and dollar

S&P 500 within whisker of record high

M&A boom must evolve to create growth

Expansion in labour and investment must be the aim of mergers

US investors cut their European exposure

Net outflows of almost $4bn in the past six weeks

‘Tina’ stocks: There is no alternative

Dividend yields in the US and Europe return more than bonds

Euro’s weakness counters recent gloom

Weaker currency aids eurozone share prices

A beachgoer’s guide to August’s upsets

Geopolitical dangers and EU economic stagnation are main concerns

Sanctions must prompt a rethink on Russia

Escalation in tensions will eventually affect market valuations

European shares: down but not out

Russian assets rise on Ukraine hopes

Rouble rallies 0.6% and the Micex stock index climbs 2.1%

Bull run shows signs of exhaustion

Broad-based sell-off triggered mainly by geopolitical concerns

Index trackers soar but risks remain

Investors have flocked to exchange traded funds but risks mount

Week in review, August 9

Featuring StanChart, Cobalt, Apple and Kors

Gold climbs as Middle East violence flares

First weekly advance for bullion in a month

London’s miners fail to hold gains

Rally sparked by strong Rio Tinto numbers falters