World shares meandered on Monday after talk of limits on U.S. stock listings by Chinese companies undermined hopes for progress in trade negotiations.
Chinese manufacturing data slightly exceeded analysts’ estimates but failed to fully offset renewed concern over the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
Germany’s DAX was flat at 12,385.10 while the CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher to 5,647.41. Britain’s FTSE 100 declined 0.1% to 7,415.26. But Wall Street looked poised for gains, with the future contract for the S&P 500 up 0.4% to 2,976.00. The future for the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.4% 26,894.00.