World shares mostly higher after Fed signal on rates

January 31, 2019

Via: ABC News

Stock markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it would be cautious in raising interest rates and as investors monitor U.S-China trade talks. Economic data was mixed, with one survey pointing to improved Chinese manufacturing but another showing a slowdown in eurozone growth.

KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.1 percent to 11,193 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.3 percent to 4,988. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.6 percent to 6,984. Wall Street appeared set for a quiet open, with the future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.1 percent and that for the S&P 500 up 0.1 percent.

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