(Reuters) – A surge in the Frankfurt stock market as German and Swiss investors returned from a one-day holiday drove European shares higher on Tuesday as investors eyed Washington closely for further bursts of protectionist rhetoric.
Optimism over President Donald Trump’s decision late on Friday to hold off on imposing import tariffs on Mexico has lifted sentiment this week, but there were new signs that the administration will make more threats to further its agenda in talks with major trading partners.
Secretary - State - Mike - Pompeo - Monday
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that the United States could still slap tariffs on Mexico if not enough progress was made on its commitment to stem illegal immigration.
Europe’s pan-regional STOXX 600 index rose 0.43% by 0714 GMT, with Frankfurt’s DAX...
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