The Brief, Dec. 2

Barrons | Dec 2, 2019 at 1:15 PM

The main U.S. stock indexes were poised for gains as investors responded to upbeat economic news from China.

Futures gain on upbeat China factory activity; U.S. PMI data eyed

Reuters | Dec 2, 2019 at 12:55 PM

U.S. stock index futures gained slightly on Monday as an unexpected rise in Chinese manufacturing activity assuaged investor concerns about a global economic slowdown in the wake of a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing.

Stock rebound fizzles after Trump restores Brazil, Argentina tariffs

Reuters | Dec 2, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Stock markets reversed earlier gains on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would restore tariffs on some imports from Brazil and Argentina, overshadowing data showing that the Chinese and euro zone economies were stabilising.

German shares almost unchanged at start of trading on Monday

Xinhua News Agency | Dec 2, 2019 at 11:37 AM

The biggest winner among Germany’s 30 largest listed companies at the start of trading was German energy company E.ON, increasing 3.17 percent, followed by consumer goods company Henkel with 0.48 percent and Deutsche Bank with 0.40 percent.