Indexes climb on fresh hopes for U.S.-China trade deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday on hopes that top-level U.S.-China trade talks would yield at least a partial deal, while a jump in Apple’s shares also boosted the market.
Top U.S. and Chinese negotiators met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war.
After the bell, the S&P e-minis EScv1 jumped and were last up about 1%, as U.S. President Donald Trump said the talks with China went “very well today.”
He had tweeted earlier that he would meet with China’s top negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on Friday.
Chinese officials had indicated more willingness to negotiate, according to a Chinese state news agency Xinhua report, while a senior U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said U.S. and Chinese neg ...