A roundup of trading on major world markets:
NEW YORK - US stocks opened solidly higher after taking a deep plunge the day before, with support coming in part from better-than-expected earnings at JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
In the first five minutes of trade on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 42.58 points (0.26 per cent) at 16,300.52.
The broad-market S&P 500 rose 7.12 (0.39 per cent) to 1,826.32 and the tech-rich Nasdaq gained 20.14 (0.49 per cent) at 4,133.45.
On Monday, the indices suffered losses of more than one per cent as investors continued to digest the weak jobs report for December released on Friday.
LONDON - Europe's main stock markets have posted small gains on encouraging regional and US economic data as well as earnings on Wall Street.
Turkey was also a focus of attention. The lira sank to a record low of three lira to the euro, as the country remained embroiled in a deep political crisis.
London's FTSE 100 index of top companies rose 0.14 per cent on Tuesday to close at 6,766.86 points, amid official data showing Britain's annual inflation rate had fallen to 2.0 per cent, reaching the lowest level for more than four years.
In Frankfurt, the DAX 30 climbed 0.32 per cent compared with Monday's closing values to end the day at 9,540.51 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 added 0.26 per cent to 4,274.20.
The euro edged up to $US1.3677 from $US1.3670 late on Monday in New York.
HONG KONG - Asian markets mostly suffered a sell-off after heavy losses on Wall Street fuelled by last week's worse-than-expected US jobs figures.
Tokyo tumbled 3.08 per cent, or 489.66 points, to 15,422.40 and Sydney slipped 1.51 per cent, or 80.1 points, to 5,212.0 while Seoul fell 0.15 per cent, or 2.85 points, to end at 1,946.07.
Hong Kong stocks fell 0.43 per cent, or 97.48 points, to 22,791.28.
WELLINGTON - The NZX 50 Index fell 34.242 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 4865.159.