SINGAPORE | World shares mixed as US, China begin talks on tariffs war
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares were higher Thursday after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing’s technology policies.
In Europe, France’s CAC 40 jumped 0.6 percent to 5,104.69 and Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,215.58. Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to 11,201.64, even as the country reported that it narrowly avoided a recession in the fourth quarter with zero growth.