Global stocks gain after earnings, deal news, data; U.S. yields move up

World stock markets were buoyed by deal-making news and solid earnings from Dow components Cisco and Walmart on Thursday while strong economic data pushed U.S. bond yields higher even as investors struggled to make sense of the latest developments in global trade relations.

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/OrcN-c9Unmo/global-stocks-gain-after-earnings-deal-news-data-u-s-yields-move-up-idUSKCN1SM037