Global markets steady at start of busy economic data week

Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited developments on the U.S.-China trade talks front and…

Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited developments on the U.S.-China trade talks front and a raft of economic data this week that culminates with monthly U.S. jobs figures.

In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.2% at 13,205 while the CAC 40 in France fell 0.4% to 5,880. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.1% lower at 7,339. Wall Street was poised for a modestly higher opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.1%.

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