Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains. Traders focused on the latest developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China, as oil prices resumed their decline.
KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent in early trading to 7,732.40 while Germany’s DAX dipped less than 0.1 percent to 12,631.00. France’s CAC 40 declined 0.2 percent to 5,489.12. Futures augured a tepid start on Wall Street. S&P futures added 0.1 percent and Dow futures edged up less than 0.1 percent.