World News: 10:26 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
Most global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in London, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced as investors tried to figure out the costs of U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods. Trump said on Twitter the conflict over Beijing's technology ambitions and trade surplus was a 'little squabble' between friends.
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