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Global markets greet sign of trade truce extension with glee

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By Helen ReidLONDON (Reuters) - Investors hungry for progress on a U.S.-China trade war seized on U.S. President Donald Trump's comment that he could let a March 1 deadline for a trade agreement with China "slide", taking this as a cue to buy stocks and sell bonds on Wednesday. As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer prepared for talks in Beijing on Thursday and Friday to hammer out a trade deal, markets cheered the signal that there could be an extension to a tariff truce.European shares followed Asia's lead to rise across the board with the ...

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 15:13 IST
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