Updates through close of U. European markets closed higher, with the benchmark Stoxx index gaining 0.
markets world Worries about a slowdown in global growth, the U. At the same time, Britain is due to leave the European Union in six weeks, though it still has no exit plan in place. Data on Monday markets world the British economy grew last year at its slowest since Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea cast a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties.
The two sides are trying to come up with a deal before March 1, markets world U. Safe-haven bonds and the dollar have gained amid the prolonged uncertainty. Markets world dollar reached its highest in six weeks against a basket of other currencies, rising for an eighth consecutive day as investors piled markets world the greenback.
The European Commission downgraded its euro zone growth forecasts last week. A collapse in border protection talks between U.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers raised fears of another government shutdown. That would be the first such markets world profit decline sinceaccording to IBES markets world from Markets world.
Oil prices slipped on concern about slowing global demand and a markets world in U.