* World stocks extend record run 

  * Russia’s ruble falls as much as 2%, then rebounds 

  * Oil steadies after 5% surge, commodity currencies benefit 

  By Herbert Lash and Marc Jones 

  NEW YORK/LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – World stocks extended a five-day run of fresh highs on Thursday, fueled by upbeat earnings and strong U.S. economic data that point to a solid recovery ahead, while Russian markets tumbled at the prospect of the harshest U.S. sanctions in years. 

  Major stock indexes posted records, with Europe’s broad STOXX 600 setting an all-time high, as rising commodity stocks and solid results offset the region’s COVID third wave and vaccination rollout worries. 

  A tumble in the 10-year U.S. Treasury note below 1.6% to yield 1.539%, a fall of 9.7 basis points, helped spur renewed buying of big tech stocks and drive MSCI’s benchmark for global equity markets up 0.81% to fresh peaks. 

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