The WWD Global Stock Tracker rose 0.7 percent today, hitting a new high as markets around the world gained ground.
The 100-issue tracker, which launched at 100 in July, rose 0.73 points to 112.13.
The gainers included Anta Sports Products Ltd., up 8.1 percent to 15.24 Hong Kong dollars, or $1.97; Takashimaya Co., ahead 5.7 percent to 1,114 yen, or $9.25; Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., up 5 percent to 1,752 yen, or $14.54, and Burberry Group, up 3.7 percent to 18.86 pounds, or $28.74.
Seven & I Holdings Co. saw its shares increase 3 percent to 4,509.50 yen, or $37.43, after the company consolidated its control of Barneys Japan, buying out Sumitomo Corp.’s 50.01 stake. Seven & I bought its initial 49.99 percent stake in the retailer in 2013.
The feeling was generally positive among investors — a peace dividend of sorts after European leaders helped broker a cease fire in the conflict in Ukraine.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.6 percent to 17,972.38 in New York, while the DAX rose 1.6 percent to 10,919.65 in Frankfurt and the Nikkei 225 increased 1.9 percent to 17,979.72 in Tokyo.