US stocks add to gains on easing trade fears, Dow +2.0pc

Traders react as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York April 5, 2018. — Reuters picTraders react as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York April 5, 2018. — Reuters picNEW YORK, April 10 — stocks added to gains early today following a conciliatory speech by President Xi Jinping that reassured investors a trade war with the United States could be avoided.

About one hour into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 24,457.69, up 2.0 per cent.

The broad-based S&P 500 gained 1.7 per cent to 2,656.46, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.6 per cent to 7,061.91. — AFP

Source: The Malay Mail Online







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