Q&A: What is driving the global stock market rally?

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The band Mariachi Real de Mexico waits to perform on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the Cinco de Mayo holiday
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How long will stock markets continue to hit the high notes?

Stock markets across the globe have been on the upswing over the past few months.

New York's main Dow Jones share index has broken through the 15,000 mark for the first time, while Germany's Dax has hit a fresh record high.

London's FTSE 100 and Japan's Nikkei 225 indexes are trading at their highest levels for five years.

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Analysts expect the Dow Jones to keep on rising