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World Stocks Soar To New Record Highs As Oil, Metals Surge Ahead Of The Fed

US equity futures have hit a new all time high, helped by surging Asian and European stocks which have all started November on a euphoric note. Surging commodity prices, optimism about tax reform and hope for a new dovish Fed chair all combined to drive global stock markets to record highs on Wednesday.

Frontrunning: October 31

  • Mueller’s Moves Signal Broad Scope (WSJ)
  • Spain awaits next move by ousted Catalan leader from Belgium (Reuters)
  • China, South Korea agree to mend ties after THAAD standoff (Reuters)
  • For Manafort, Questionable Airbnb Sublets Became a Family Affair (BBG)
  • U.S. business group worries Trump unprepared for commercial talks with China (Reuters)

Catalonia To Declare Independence From Spain On Monday

Catalonia will officially declare independence from Spain on Monday, the local regional government has decided, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that could shake not only Spain but the Eurozone to its core, and lead to further violence.