NEW YORK: U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Friday, ending the S&P 500's best week for 2015 on a quiet note as investors waited for U.S.
For the deal to go through, analysts have suggested that an offer of at least $30 per share would be needed from Dell. EMC's shares rose 4.3 percent to $27.07 on the New York Stock Exchange.
While doubts about the pace of recovery in the US have pressured the dollar recently, the prospect of a longer period of lower rates lifted global sentiment this week.
LIMA: Finance ministers from the world's leading economies gave the green light on Friday to a new plan to crack down on tax evasion by multi-national corporations which costs countries at least $100 billion a year.
US stocks traded higher in the morning session, as investors continued to digest the minutes from the US Federal Reserve's September meeting.