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US: Wall St opens higher as report sparks trade deal hopes

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42.15 points, or 0.15 per cent, at the open to 27,917.77.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Monday as expectations of a US-China trade truce were strengthened by a report that the two sides were nearing an agreement, while a raft of blockbuster deals also lifted sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42.15 points, or 0.15 per cent, at the open to 27,917.77.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 7.15 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 3,117.44, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 39.76 points, or 0.47 per cent, to 8,559.65 at the opening bell. 

REUTERS

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