Shares of banks and other lenders and money managers rose alongside Treasury yields.
Shares of British bank Barclays rallied after Chief Executive Jes Staley sounded a cautiously optimistic note about the U.K. bank's prospects of rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic after it posted a profit in the third quarter.
Credit-card provider American Express said consumer retail spending improved in the third quarter, but spending on travel and entertainment languished.
Lufax Holding, a smaller rival to Chinese financial-technology giant Ant Group, is seeking to raise as much as $2.4 billion from an initial public offering in the U.S.
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