Asian and European shares are mostly higher, helped by renewed expectations about the prospects...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian and European shares are mostly higher, helped by renewed expectations about the prospects for continued or increased monetary easing in various part of the world following comments by Ben Bernanke and Mario Draghi, and the nomination of Haruhiko Kuroda as BOJ governor. Japan +2.7%, Hong Kong +2%, China +2.3%, India -1.7%. EU Stoxx 50 +0.3%, London +0.2%, Paris +0.3%, Frankfurt +0.4%, Milan -0.3%, Madrid +0.5%.