World stock markets rise as US, China show new signs of economic recovery

  • by: PAMELA SAMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 18, 2013 - 3:14 AM

BANGKOK - World stock markets rose Friday after signs that the U.S. economic recovery is gaining traction and a rebound in China's growth emboldened investors to plunge back into equities. The Nikkei soared as the yen continued to weaken.

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