Optimism over U.S.-China trade deal lifts equity markets


By David Randall

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Hopes for a resolution in a prolonged trade spat between the United States and China helped extend a week-long rally in world stock markets on Wednesday, while bond yields also climbed.

European shares rose 0.8 percent, following broad gains in Asia. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.44 percent.

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