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Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis.
Canada's main stock index ended its best week in more than a decade as a massive intervention by the U.S. Federal Reserve offset weak employment numbers on both sides of the border.
Stocks shot to a 3.4 per cent gain on Wall Street Wednesday as investors chose to focus on the optimistic side of data about the coronavirus outbreak's trajectory.
North American markets rose Wednesday on the potential for more stimulus spending and optimism around the trajectory of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world aimed to add to their huge rally from a day earlier.
Canada's main stock index inched higher on Tuesday while U.S. markets dipped after strong rallies since last month's lows.
North American stock markets rallied to start the trading week on hopes of slowing growth of COVID-19 cases in Europe and New York.
The number of shares traded on Canada's main stock exchange in March more than doubled compared with a year ago as the stock market plunged due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stocks are falling in early afternoon trading Friday, putting Wall Street on track for its third losing week in the last four.
Canada's main stock index moved higher as energy stocks surged on a record move in crude oil prices on a promised ceasefire between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
North American stock markets followed the worst first quarter since the 2008 financial crisis with an April 1st that was no joke.