* Dow ends above 26,000
* Asian stocks hit record highs
* Dollar pulls back from three-year lows
* Oil on the rise
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Good morning and welcome to Live Markets. It seems European shares are set to join the global rally, which has lifted the Dow above 26,000 points and boosted Asian shares to new highs.
Financial spreadbetters expect Frankfurt’s DAX to open 76 points higher, Paris’ CAC up 26 points and London’s FTSE 8 points higher.
Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Helen Reid, Kit Rees and Julien Ponthus