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Global Markets: Optimism over U.S.-China trade deal lifts equity markets

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By David RandallNEW YORK (Reuters) - Hopes for a resolution in a prolonged trade spat between the United States and China helped extend a week-long rally in world stock markets on Wednesday, while bond yields also climbed. European shares rose 0.8 percent, following broad gains in Asia. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.44 percent.Bond yields climbed as investors sold safe-haven government bonds in favor of riskier assets like equities. Benchmark 10-year U.S. notes last fell 7/32 in price to yield 2.7075 percent, from 2.684 percent late on Tuesday.President Donald Trump said ...

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 21:08 IST
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