Europe markets inch higher on EU-China trade optimism

European markets cautiously inched higher as investors weighed a cut to the International Monetary Fund’s global growth forecast against a breakthrough in China-European Union trade talks.

How did markets perform?

The Stoxx 600 SXXP, +0.21% rose 0.2% to 386.4, after falling 0.5% Tuesday.

TK U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, +0.12% was flat at 7,422.9, steadying after Tuesday’s drop of 0.4%.

The pound GBPUSD, +0.1839% climbed 0.1% to $1.3069 following Tuesday’s flat close.

Germany’s DAX DAX, +0.41%DAX, -0.65% was the biggest regional gainer at 11,894.3, up 0.4%. On Tuesday it fell 0.9%.

Italy’s FTSE MIB I945, +0.21% nearly recovered Tuesday’s loss, moving up 0.3% to 21,727.4.

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