World stocks were mixed Monday after the U.S. and China said they were closing in on a trade deal, without giving a timeline for when negotiations would wrap up.
Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1% to 7,431.90 in early trading while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.1% to 5,506.59. Germany’s DAX was flat at 12,000.12.
On Wall Street, the future contract for the broad S&P 500 index slipped less than 0.1% to 2,911.80. That for the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 0.1% higher at 26,433.00.
Markets made early gains in Asia. The Shanghai Composite index, which jumped almost 2% in early trading, finished the day 0.3% lower at 3,177.79.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 0.3% to 29,810.72. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 was flat at 6,251.40 while Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.4% to 22,169.11.
The Kospi in South Korea added 0.4% to 2,242.88. Stocks rose in Taiwan but fell in Singapore and the Philippines.
Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 13 cents to $71.42 per barrel in London.
The dollar weakened to 111.96 yen from 112.01 yen late Friday.
The euro rose to $1.1313 from $1.1300.