Global markets are higher as investors watch developments in the simmering trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 gained 0.7 percent to 5,300.12 in early trading, while Germany’s DAX added 1.1 percent to 12,397.45. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,218.11. U.S. shares were also set to drift higher with the future for the Dow industrial average surging 1.1 percent to 24,279. The future for the S&P 500 climbed 1.1 percent to 2,647.70.