Tokyo • World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates.
KEEPING SCORE: By early afternoon in Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 gained almost 0.1 percent to 6,827.47 while Germany's DAX rose 0.6 percent to 9,535.23. The CAC-40 in France was up 0.3 percent to 4,390.49. Futures augured gains on Wall Street after being closed Monday for a public holiday. Dow and S&P 500 futures were both up 0.1 percent.
U.S. ECONOMY: Traders will be focusing on the U.S. employment report for August due Friday. Investor confidence over the U.S. economy has risen following several months of strong growth in hiring and corporate profits and a series of major corporate acquisitions.