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World shares mixed after upbeat talk on China-US trade


Added 10-22-19 05:04:03am EST - “World shares are mixed following upbeat talk by President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1% lower to 7,155.92, while the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.5%…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “World shares mixed after upbeat talk on China-US trade”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares are mixed following upbeat talk by President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China.

Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1% lower to 7,155.92, while the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.5% to 5,622.37. Germany's DAX was flat at 12,747.46. New York was set for a tepid start, with the future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.1% at 26,774.00. The S&P 500 future also lost 0.1% to 3,003.40.

Just nine days before Britain's deadline for leaving the 28-nation European bloc, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and lawmakers were facing off over the latest departure plan.

Lawmakers were due to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the deal in principle and then on a schedule for debating it and possible amendments.

European Council President Donald Tusk said EU leaders would decide on whether to postpone the Oct. 31 deadline by three months depending on what the British parliament decides.

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