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US: Wall Street edges higher at open on US-China trade hopes

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The US flag flies outside the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks rose slightly at open on Friday following a report of progress in trade talks between the United States and China and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from the European Union.

[NEW YORK] US stocks rose slightly at open on Friday following a report of progress in trade talks between the United States and China and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from the European Union.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 11.02 points, or 0.04 per cent, at the open to 25,720.96.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 2.31 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 2,810.79. The Nasdaq Composite gained 27.50 points, or 0.36 per cent, to 7,658.41 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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