World stock markets subdued after weak Japanese growth data
World stock markets were subdued on Wednesday as China-U.S. trade talks, North Korea’s cancellation of meetings with South Korea and weaker than expected Japanese economic growth weighed on sentiment.
Germany’s DAX added 0.5 percent to 13,028 and the CAC 40 of France edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,558. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to 7,736. The futures for the S&P 500 climbed 0.1 percent and the future for the Dow was flat, pointing to small gains on Wall Street.