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LIVE MARKETS-Morning call: Off lows?

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European stock markets might just rise up from three-week lows at the open after a gentle recovery lifted Asian shares overnight over hopes (we've been there before though!) China and the United States will strike a preliminary trade deal.

Financial spreadbetters expect London's FTSE to open 25 points higher, Frankfurt's DAX to up 39 points and Paris' CAC to gain 13 points.

While it's quiet on the corporate earnings front with the season dying out, there's quite some action on the macro front with PMIs for France, Germany, euro zone and the UK.

"The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has caused an economic malaise in the UK, and investment has tapered off, so the reports will provide an insight into the health of the British economy", David Madden, a market analysts at CMC Markets wrote to his clients.

(Julien Ponthus)

***** (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)