Global stocks traded in narrow ranges today as China-U.S. trade talks, North Korea's cancellation of meetings with South Korea and weaker than expected Japanese economic growth weighed on sentiment.
In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent at 12,988 while the CAC 40 of France fell 0.1 percent to 5,550. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 7,729. Wall Street was poised to open steady with Dow futures and the S&P 500 futures down 0.1 percent. -AP