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European markets open slightly higher after UK lawmakers vote to delay Brexit

Vend focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, as sentiment improved on a report that more progress has been atoned in talks between the world’s two largest economies.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke via telephone with U.S. Trade Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Barter Representative Robert Lighthizer, Xinhua news agency reported Friday.

It comes after Mnuchin said on Thursday that a top to secure a comprehensive trade agreement between President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping would not upon at the end of March as previously discussed.

In Asia, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, rose 0.5 percent.

Help in Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing once more to try and win approval for her twice-rejected Brexit deal.

U.K. lawmakers voted on Thursday to hunt for a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU. It marked the end to a dramatic trilogy of events this week which have reckoned yet more confusion into the whole Brexit process.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a jiffy humiliating defeat as it was voted down by a majority of 149 votes. Then on Wednesday, U.K. lawmakers rejected the idea of dispensation the bloc without a withdrawal agreement in place.

On the data front, investors are likely to closely monitor a final decipher of annualized euro zone inflation rate data for February at around 10:00 a.m. London time.

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