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  • *Dublin's ISEQ up 2.7%, FTSE mid-cap jumps 2.2%. Oct 11- European stocks rose for the third straight day on Friday as a surprise breakthrough in Brexit negotiations with Ireland opened the door for a smoother exit for Britain from the European Union. A JPMorgan index that tracks domestically-focused UK stocks was headed for its best day since it was created in...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3%, FTSE 250 up 1.9%. Oct 11- Britain's mid-cap index surged nearly 2% on Friday as hopes grew that a Brexit deal may be clinched by the end of the month, while a rally in blue-chip financial stocks and housebuilders helped the FTSE 100 reverse earlier losses. The FTSE 250 jumped 1.9% and was on course for its best day since January by 0953 GMT.

  • Oct 11- Hopes of a breakthrough in U.S.- China trade talks put emerging- market stocks on course for their biggest percentage gain in a month on Friday, while South Africa's rand, the Korean won and the Chinese yuan all gained as the dollar weakened. The MSCI index of developing world stocks jumped 1% and the trade-sensitive stocks of South Korea, Hong Kong and India...

  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his hotel as he prepares to attend the second day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Central convention complex in Manchester, north-west England on September 30, 2019.

    The U.K. government's minister responsible for Brexit is meeting the European Union's chief negotiator in Brussels.

  • *Wall Street futures up 0.4-0.6%. *U.S.- China negotiations "very, very good"- Trump. LONDON, Oct 11- World shares on Friday basked in optimism for a detente in the U.S.- China trade war and hopes that Britain was moving closer to a smooth exit from the European Union.

  • *USDA raises U.S. corn yield to 168.4 bushels/acre. *USDA confirms China buys U.S. soybeans. CHICAGO, Oct 10- U.S. corn futures dropped to their lowest prices in more than a week on Thursday after the Agriculture Department surprised traders by raising its domestic yield estimate in a monthly crop report.

  • 14 March 2018, Germany, Frankfurt am Main: An Airbus A380 (L) and a retro design Boeing 747-8 cross each others path at the ramp of Frankfurt Airport.

    The comments come a little more than a week before American tariffs of between 10 and 25% are scheduled to take effect on billions of dollars worth of European exports.

  • *Turkey assets under pressure after Syria incursion. President Donald Trump said he would meet with China's top trade negotiator on Friday, while oil rose as OPEC pledged a decision on supply at its December meeting. The euro hit its highest since Sept. 20 versus the dollar as the greenback turned weaker across the board, partly due to a Bloomberg report about a...

  • *Optimism around U.S./ China trade talks, Brexit deal. LONDON, Oct 10- Euro zone government bond yields rose to three-week highs on Thursday on optimism around trade U.S./ China trade talks and after the British and Irish prime ministers said they still saw a path to a Brexit deal. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Thursday that China is willing to reach an agreement...

  • Ireland's Taoiseach, prime minister, Leo Varadkar (L) and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson pose for a photograph inside Thornton Manor Hotel, near Birkenhead, north-west England on October 10, 2019, as they meet for Brexit talks.

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar for further Brexit talks Thursday afternoon.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron attend a press conference at the Chancellery on May 15, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    Finance ministers from across the euro zone have overcome months of differences to finalize the framework for a shared financing mechanism.

  • *U.S.- China set to resume top-level trade talks in Washington. Oct 10- European shares inched down in early trade on Thursday, hit by a batch of bad news for healthcare companies and a series of new twists in the U.S.- China trade war ahead of top-level negotiations starting later in the day. European equity markets have fallen more than 3% in October as a dismal run...

  • European markets open higher as investors watch US-China trade talks

    CNBC's Karen Tso outlines how European stocks are moving at the beginning of Thursday's trading session.

  • The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1% at 0706 GMT, with France's CAC 40 rising 0.4% to lead the charge. Meanwhile, Germany's export-reliant DAX lagged its peers, down 0.1% as the fallout from the trade war continued to be manifested in dour economic data. The latest report from Germany showed exports fell by more than expected in August, reinforcing...

  • *China's Liu to cut short his visit to Washington- SCMP. TOKYO, Oct 10- Global stocks recouped early losses as news reports raised hopes that the United States and China would settle some economic disputes, but investors were kept on edge by an earlier report that trade talks due to begin on Thursday could be cut short. Another report, from Bloomberg, that the White...

  • *China's Liu to cut short his visit to Washington- SCMP. TOKYO, Oct 10- Global stocks tumbled and the safe haven yen and Swiss franc gained in early Asian trade on Thursday, on signs Washington and Beijing were still wide apart on trade issues and were making no progress in deputy-level talks. The South China Morning Post reported the Chinese delegation, headed by...

  • MUNICH, BAVARIA - MARCH 29: German Police forces in Munich, Germany

    Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and police were looking for a suspect, they said on Twitter.

  • *Trade tensions rise ahead of U.S.- China talks. Oct 9- Most emerging market stocks headed lower for a third day on Wednesday, as the United States and China showed little signs of backing off their trade dispute ahead of a crucial round of negotiations. Any hope of a breakthrough was quashed after Washington widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's...

  • TOPSHOT - A vehicle passes an anti-Brexit pro-Irish unity billboard seen from the Dublin road in Newry, Northern Ireland, on October 1, 2019 on the border between Newry in Northern Ireland and Dundalk in the Irish Republic. - Britain will give the EU new proposals for a Brexit deal "shortly", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on October 1, but rejected reports it would see customs posts along the Irish border. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)

    The Times newspaper reports that the EU is offering Northern Ireland a future veto over the backstop arrangement.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- European stocks steadied on Wednesday, but sentiment remained fragile as negotiations for a Brexit withdrawal deal seemed all but dead and the U.S.- China trade dispute triggered another round of selling. Markets dropped this on concern the U.S.- China conflict over trade and foreign policy is nowhere near a resolution and is increasingly...