SEOUL, South Korea - World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday as Scotland voted in an independence referendum that could shake U.K.
Spain's government bonds rose with Italy's as the European Central Bank started its program of targeted longer-term loans aimed at boosting the economy amid speculation this could pave the way to sovereign-bond purchases.
The Dow on Wednesday closed at a fresh record high after the US Federal Reserve stuck to a plan to begin raising near-zero interest rates only in 2015.
Capitol_Building The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution by a 319-108 bipartisan vote Wednesday to fund the federal government through Dec. 16, Reuters reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel if investors get spooked by geopolitical tensions or a shift in U.S.