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World shares advance after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan 16, 2020 - Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) - Global markets took cheer Thursday from the signing of a preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies.

Germany's DAX advanced 0.4% to 13,490.16 while the CAC 40 in Paris also climbed 0.4% to 6,056.01. In Britain, the FTSE 100 was almost unchanged, at 7,639.86. Wall Street looked set for gains, with the future contract for the S&P 500 gaining 0.3% to 3,304.70. The future for the Dow also rose 0.3% to ...