World shares boosted by Wall Street strength

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Reuters UK

By Danilo Masoni and Alun John MILAN/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares in Europe and Asia inched up on Tuesday, helped by another record-setting day on Wall Street and after Britain and France held off from imposing tougher COVID-19 restrictions before year-end. A variety of asset classes from oil to equities are now near or above recent highs, having walked back losses from late November when the Omicron variant of COVID-19 first emerged and sent investors scurrying for safe havens. As the worst fears of the impact of the new variant have subsided, investors have been returning to risk assets. The…

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