Global markets mostly lower, China up on stimulus hope

April 17, 2015 9:58 AM

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Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday while stocks in mainland China extended their gains on expectations of further policy easing.

KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened mixed with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent at 7,090.82 and France's CAC 40 adding 0.1 percent to 5,227.91. Germany's DAX was down 0.2 percent at 11,979.03. Futures showed that Wall Street was headed for a lukewarm day. S&P 500 futures and Dow futures were bot...

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