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.

KEEPING SCORE:

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.

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