Global shares steady ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

London • European stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday ahead of a raft of U.S. economic data that could determine when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next and the upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 5,106 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.4 percent to 1,240. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.1 percent higher at 7,331. U.S. stocks were poised for...

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