Shares wobbled Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit.
Germany’s DAX slipped 0.5% to 12,277.54 while the CAC 40 in France lost 0.2% to 5,518.94. The FTSE in London was flat, at 7,407.46.
Wall Street looked poised for a rally, however, with the future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average picking up 0.2% to 26,751.00. That for the S&P 500 also gained 0.2% to 2,957.00.
In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.1% to 21,285.99, while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng also added 0.1% to 28,513.00.
The Kospi in South Korea edged less than 0.1% higher to 2,126.33. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 picked up 0.2% to 6,665.40 and the Shanghai Composite index added 0.2% to 3,008.15. Shares fell in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
On Wall Street, the major U.S. stock indexes are up more than 7% so far this month and are holding on to gains of more than 14% for the year.
Brent crude oil, the international standard, climbed 7 cents to $64.52 per barrel.
The dollar rose to 107.38 Japanese yen from 107.30 yen on Friday. The euro climbed to $1.1386 from $1.1371.