Global stock tick on upbeat Chinese factory report, hope to talk trade

Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo Japan

Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo Japan

MSCI All Country World index, which tracks shares in 49 nations, had been up 0.08% at 548.88, only 0.3% away from an all-time peak hit in January 2018 before the beginning of U.S.

USA stocks closed out November with their largest monthly gains since June - though slipped in Friday's shortened trading session as the holiday-shopping season kicked off.

European stocks are expected to post modest gains at open, with pan-European Euro Stoxx 50 futures were up 0.19%.

In early trade London and Frankfurt each rose 0.2 percent, while Paris gained 0.3 percent.

MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.24%, reclaiming some of its loss on Friday while Japan's Nikkei jumped 1.01%.

Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher as they bounced from a tepid morning session, with the adding 1.24 percent to 3,216.30 and the Shenzhen component gaining about 0.78 percent to 10,340.51.

Asian stock markets rose Monday after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible USA tariff hike on Chinese imports. The survey seems to suggest domestic demand is strong enough even if one cannot have unbridled optimism on the economic outlook, "said Naoki Tashiro, president T.S. China Research".

While US legislation supporting the Hong Kong protesters last week raised concerns about the US-China trade negotiations, investors still hold widely held view that a further escalation in a trade war can be avoided. -China trade tension in October.

"It looks a bit hard for the leaders of both countries to shake hands and sign an agreement this month".

"Recent manufacturing PMI data does appear to be showing signs of an improvement, not only in the U.S., but across the rest of the world", said Michael Hewson at CMC Markets UK.

Investors have long thought that the United States will avoid imposing an additional 15% tariff on about $156 billion of Chinese products on December 15 after signing a deal with China.

Beijing's top priority in any phase one trade deal with the United States is the removal of existing tariffs on Chinese goods, China's Global Times newspaper reported on Sunday, amid uncertainty on whether the two sides can end a 17-month trade war that has depressed global growth.

At close, China's A-shares were trading at a premium of 28.78% over Hong Kong-listed H-shares.

China's Foreign Ministry last week lambasted US legislation signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday backing protesters in Hong Kong as a serious interference in Chinese affairs.

Also helping to support the markets are the retail slaes numbers from the Thanksgiving weekend.

That helped to buoy sentiment as investors wait for a U.S. The Shenzhen composite advanced 0.824 percent to 1,772.09.

Oil prices bounced back a tad after a big slump on Friday on record high USA crude production.

United States futures rose during Asian trading hours Monday, too.

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