Global stock markets gained on Tuesday (Feb. 8) as investors bet on a robust economic revival fueled by the rapid rollout of vaccines and additional fiscal spending. In the United States (US), Wall Street closed in the green on Monday, and the Dow Jones reached a fresh record and rose for the sixth session to its best streak since August, as sentiment was nudged by further stimulus COVID aid. On the policy front, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged Congress to pass Biden’s stimulus plan, or else the economy could return to full employment until 2022. 

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