Equities continue rally

OFFSHORE stocks have continued on their good run overnight, with Wall Street ending in positive territory for a second time in a row as optimistic investors took their leads from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s testimony to congress.

At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average firmed 0.8% to 12908.7 points and the S&P 500 climbed 0.7% or 9.11 points to 1372.8.

The NASDAQ jumped 1.1% to 2942.6.