Central banks were on the minds of investors on both sides of the Atlantic on Thursday. In Europe, the focus was on dispiriting remarks about prolonged recession from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, with the Stoxx Europe 600 sliding 1.05%, ending the day at 291.71. U.S. investors keyed on positive news from the Bank of Japan and less encouraging signals elsewhere as the Bank of England and ECB refused to take further action. The S&P 500 ended 0.40% higher at 1,559.98 after a day of churn. Here is a continuously updated list of global stock indexes.
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