World shares advance on upbeat comments on US-China trade

BEIJING - World stocks rose Friday as upbeat comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping helped quell anxiety over the state of trade talks with the U.S.   Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1% to 7,311, while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.3% to 5,897. Germany's DAX picked up 0.1% to 13,146. Wall Street looked set for gains, with the future contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both up nearly 0.2%. Xi told a visiting delegation in Beijing on Friday that he hoped to work toward a resolution of the 18-month-old tariff dispute with Washington. He added, though, that China was not "afraid" and would "fight back" if necessary. Investors turned cautious this...Keep on reading: World shares advance on upbeat comments on US-China trade

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