Wall Street closes in green after US, China reportedly reach deal

Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 22:00

Stocks on Wall Street closed the trading session in the green on Thursday after it was reported that United States trade officials have reached a trade deal in principle with China, pending signing by the US President Donald Trump. Earlier today, it was reported that Washington offered to reduce tariffs on $360 billion worth of Chinese imports by half and eliminate tariffs supposed to be implemented on December 15, while Trump revealed on Twitter that the US is nearing a "big deal" with Beijing.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index jumped 0.79% at the closing bell. Cisco Systems was the best performer, rising by 3.14%.

The Nasdaq 100 was 0.77% higher at the end of the trading session. Wynn Resorts Limited soared by 9.47%, while also leading the gains at the S&P 500, which increased by 0.86% at the close.

The euro lost 0.06% to the dollar, trading at 1.11325 at 3:59 pm ET, while the pound was flat against the US currency, going for 1.31710 at 4:00 pm ET.

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