2/19/2019, 5:32 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe closes mixed as trade deadline nears

European equities closed mixed on Tuesday as investors keep watch over trade developments. The next round of talks between China and the United States is set to continue in Washington as the March 2 deadline for a deal looms, while Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit the US capital from February 21 to 22. In earnings, HSBC and BHP Billiton reported their results earlier in the day.

The DAX closed 0.09% in the green as Wirecard soared 4.57% as the top performer. Meanwhile, the CAC 40 lost 0.16% with industrial group Bouygues dipping 1.70%. In London, the FTSE 100 fell 0.56%; HSBC was the worst performer, dropping 4.33% after the company reported dissapointing profits. The euro gained 0.16% against the dollar at 5:32 pm CET, buying 1.13328.

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