U.S. equities are climbing
U.S. equities are climbing. A further thawing in U.S.-China trade relations has supported. The ECB's deposit rate cut and decision to restart asset purchases has seen Wall Street extent gains as the bank delivered the easing measures the market desired. The Dow is 0.2% higher, the S&P 500 has firmed 0.3% and the NASDAQ is up 0.6% in pre-market trading. European bourses are modestly higher, with the Euro Stoxx up 0.6%, the DAX 0.4% in the green and France's CAC 40 0.6% firmer. In Asia, China's CSI 300 climbed 1.1% as optimism on U.S.-China trade prospects took hold amid a softer stance from the Trump administration and goodwill gestures from both China and the U.S. Notably, President Trump delayed the next round of U.S. tariffs by about two weeks, after China published an exemption list. Japan's Nikkei 225 improved 0.8%. But Hong Kong's Hang Seng underperformed, slipping 0.3% after news the city's exchange had made a takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange Group. The U.K.'s FTSE is seeing only a 0.1% gain.