Global stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes

March 31, 2015 9:13 AM

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Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.

KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,092.19 in early trading and Germany's DAX edged up 0.1 percent to 12,095.24. But Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 6,883.22. U.S. shares were set to drift somewhat lower. S&P 500 futures dipped 0.2 percent to 2,072.10.

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