Asian and European stocks are uniformly higher after strong housing and labor data out of the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian and European stocks are uniformly higher after strong housing and labor data out of the U.S. and better-than-expected Chinese GDP, while Japanese shares also rising sharply on continued speculation about how much the BOJ will ease when it holds a policy meeting next week. Japan +2.9%, Hong Kong +1.1%, China +1.4%, India +0.2%. EU Stoxx 50 +0.1%, London +0.3%, Paris +0.2%, Frankfurt +0.1%, Madrid +0.4%, Milan +0.1%.