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Stocks hold near record highs

Global stocks held near record highs on Thursday, as recent vaccine progress, Joe Biden's U.S. presidential election victory and hopes for further stimulus kept markets bullish.
 
World equities are having their best month on record.
 
The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 49 countries, rose to a record high on Wednesday and held close to it today. 
 
It was up 0.1% as markets shrugged off the latest rise in U.S. jobless claims.


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