Shares of banks and other financial institutions rose as asset managers received a boost from an apparent year-end stock rally.
Money manager BlackRock rose by more than 5% for the week, while investment firm Blackstone was up more than 7%.
Chinese property giant Evergrande and its biggest foreign creditors are negotiating an 11th-hour deal to prevent a liquidation of the company's offshore businesses on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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