Global stocks gain as investors welcome preliminary U.S.-China trade deal

Global stocks gain as investors welcome preliminary U.S.-China trade deal

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets rose on Monday, trading a notch below a record high hit last week on the back of a preliminary trade deal agreed between the United States and China. European shares built on the previous week’s gains. By midday in London, the pan-European STOXX 600 index was up by 1.2% … Read more…

Oil prices fall as investors seek clarity on U.S.-China trade deal

Oil prices fall as investors seek clarity on U.S.-China trade deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices on Monday slid off near three-month highs hit last week as investors searched for clarity beyond the initial impact of a trade deal between the United States and China that’s expected to boost flows between the top two global economies. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen just after sunset … Read more…

Total's Gonfreville refinery partially halted after fire

Total’s Gonfreville refinery partially halted after fire

FILE PHOTO: A logo of French oil company Total is seen at an office building in La Defense business district in Courbevoie near Paris, France, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS (Reuters) – French oil major Total said on Saturday that production at its 253,000 barrel-per-day Gonfreville Normandy refinery in northern France was partially halted … Read more…