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European shares rebound on US-China trade optimism

Reuters London | Updated on November 13, 2018 Published on November 13, 2018

The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.8 per cent by 0834 GMT despite Wall Street's main indexes sustaining heavy losses on Monday

European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday as hopes for a de-escalation of the Sino-US tariff war chased the previous session's fears about a possible downfall of technology stocks after suppliers of Apple cut their forecasts.

The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.8 per cent by 0834 GMT despite Wall Street's main indexes sustaining heavy losses on Monday.

Markets in Asia overnight recouped some losses after a report that China's top trade negotiator was preparing to visit the United States ahead of a meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies.

Europe's tech sector rose 1.2 per cent after falling 3.7 per cent during the previous session in New York when the Nasdaq had fallen more than two percent.

The telecom sector was the main gainer in Europe on Tuesday, hitting its highest level since August 24 and up 1.8 per cent, boosted by Vodafone's pledge to reduce the operating costs.

The best performance was posted by medical device development and healthcare service provider BTG, which saw its shares jump 13.6 per cent after announcing better-than-expected revenues and a positive outlook.

Published on November 13, 2018
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