FTSE 100 on the front foot as mood changes following reports of progress in China-US trade talks

FTSE 100 on the front foot as mood changes following reports of progress in China-US trade talks

FTSE 100 rises 19 points Mood changes after reported progress in the US-China trade war US indices surge What a difference a breaking news report makes … shares are now on the front foot on reports of progress in trade talks between the US and China. The FTSE 100 was up 19 points (0.3%) at 7,243 while in the US, the Dow Jones was 381 points (1.5%) higher at 26,285 and the S&P 500 was 40 points (1.4%) at 2,923. 中国が2週間以内に貿易交渉するとの確約で株値上り Stocks pop as China confirms trade talks with U.S. within two weeks https://t.co/5QWCp7WQXj — kyookine (@kyookine) August 13, 2019 “China Vice Premier Liu He spoke by phone with US Trade representative Lighthizer and after agreeing to talk again in two weeks the US announced that some consumer facing goods would be exempt until December 15,” reported Alfonso Esparza at Oanda. “The 10 percent increase still remains for articles published on the list on May 17, which will take effect on September 1,” he added. 2.15pm: US stocks tipped to open lower US stocks were expected to open lower on Tuesday, joining the global trend. Spread betting quotes point to the Dow Jones opening around 60 points lower at 25,838 and the S&P 500 opening its account at around 2,877, down six points. Wall Street sees risk of recession rising https://t.co/VizvyiNa2m — Marie Boyd (@MarieBo02802331) August 13, 2019 Back in Blighty, the FTSE 100 index was off the bottom but down 46 points (0.6%) at 7,181. 1.30pm: Bears find […]

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