World stocks rally after US, Chinese officials express hopes for trade deal

Signs that the U.S. and China might reach an agreement in trade talks and news of a tentative deal to avoid another government shutdown in Washington helped push world stock markets and bond yields broadly higher Tuesday. Tokyo's Nikkei set the tone with a 2.6 percent rally, its best day of the year so far [.T], while the Stoxx 600 index of European shares gained 0.

5 percent. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 238.95 points, or 0.95 percent, to 25,292.06, the S&P 500 gained 24.75 points, or 0.91 percent, to.....

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