GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks edge up, central banks on market's mind
* Wall Street mixed, market looks to build on gains
* ECB meeting, U.S. jobs report to dominate week
* ECB seen flagging policy easing
* Gold, oil seen vulnerable to Fed tapering expectations
By Steven C. Johnson
NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Major world stock indexes mostly
rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 poised to extend a four-week
winning streak, while European manufacturing data helped the
euro recover from a six-week low.
At the same time, a report showing a drop in U.S. business
investment in September clouded views on when the Federal
Reserve will start withdrawing its stimulus spending.
The European Central Bank, meanwhile, is widely expected to
ease monetary policy further, with some market participants
believing it could cut its benchmark interest rate this week.
Even an acceleration in euro zone factory production last
month was not enough to dash those expectations as the sector
was fragile compared with historical levels.