BANGKOK — Global markets took cheer Thursday from the signing of a preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies.
Germany’s DAX advanced 0.4% to 13,490.16 while the CAC 40 in Paris also climbed 0.4% to 6,056.01. In Britain, the FTSE 100 was almost unchanged, at 7,639.86. Wall Street looked set for gains, with the future contract for the S&P 500 gaining 0.3% to 3,304.70. The future for the Dow also rose 0.3% to 29.114.00.