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London Stock Exchange Group Plc LSE:LSE London Ordinary Share GB00B0SWJX34 ORD SHS 6 79/86P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -174.00p -2.32% 7,340.00p 7,336.00p 7,342.00p 7,434.00p 7,318.00p 7,434.00p 173,375 10:49:50
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General Financial 1,911.0 685.0 138.3 53.1 25,552

Global Stocks Rise With Eyes on Trade

11/09/2019 12:07pm

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By Anna Isaac 

-- Dow futures up, S&P 500 futures flat

-- Treasury yields rise

-- Asian, European stocks climb

Global stocks gained Wednesday after China exempted certain U.S. products from higher tariffs ahead of trade talks planned for next month.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.1%. The contracts don't necessarily predict moves after the opening bell.

The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.6% in late-morning trade, with Germany's DAX up 1% and France's CAC 40 up 0.4%.

Shares in the London Stock Exchange Group PLC gained 4.9% after Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. made an offer to buy it in a $36.56 billion cash-and-share deal.

Meanwhile, shares in Prosus, the Naspers Ltd. spinoff, had their debut on Amsterdam's Euronext. A valuation of nearly EUR120 billion ($132.51 billion) made it Europe's largest listed consumer internet company.

China said Wednesday that higher tariffs wouldn't be levied against a variety of U.S. imports for a year, starting Sept. 17, and that it would continue to review more goods for exemption.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng led gains, climbing 1.8%, while Japan's Nikkei rose 1%. The Shanghai Composite was the exception, with a fall of 0.4%.

Korea's Kospi climbed 0.8% after positive jobs data from the country helped to bolster confidence in its economy, suggesting that government stimulus efforts were proving fruitful.

In Europe, Zara-owner Industria de Diseno Textil SA, the world's largest fashion retailer by sales, saw its share price fall 2.5% after it reported earnings for the first half of the year.

Investors have shown signs in recent days of expecting less stimulus from the European Central Bank when it meets on Thursday.

"Ahead of the ECB meeting investors seemed to take some chips off the table with aggressive expectations being pared back," said Antoine Bouvet, senior rates strategist at ING Bank in a note.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year German bund was at minus 0.545% on Wednesday. Meanwhile, U.S. 10-year Treasury yields rose to 1.718%, from 1.706% on Tuesday. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.

The drivers for rising yields included better news on U.S.-China trade and a reduced likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, according to Oliver Jones, market economist at Capital Economics.

Higher yields may offer relief for major banks, easing pressure on their balance sheets after negative interest rates have eaten into profits in Europe. The banking sector within Europe's Stoxx 600 climbed 1.4%, marking its sixth- straight day of gains.

In commodities, oil prices rebounded from losses that came after President Trump ousted John Bolton as his national security adviser. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was up by 1.2% at $63.12 a barrel.

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