Stock markets globally edged higher on Monday as investors eyed the resumption of trade talks between the United States and China and watched for signs of progress on Brexit.
European markets rebounded from last week’s declines after Chinese shares rose 1 percent on the first day of trading after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 7.55 points, or 0.03 percent, to 25,113.88, the S&P 500 gained 3.92 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,711.8 and the Nasdaq Composite added 17.81 points, or 0.24 percent, to 7,316.00.
Oil prices slipped on concern about slowing global demand and a pick-up in U.S. drilling activity.
U.S. crude was 0.8 percent lower at $52.31 per barrel. Brent was 0.2 percent lower at $61.97.