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LIVE MARKETS-Morning call: It's risk on

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Another closing record for the S&P 500 and gains across Asian shares are expected to lift European stock markets at the open.

There's a very clear "risk-on" sentiment out there with optimism and the trade war front after White House comments suggesting Washington and Beijing are close to striking a trade deal.

Financial spreadbetters expect London's FTSE to open 37 points higher, Frankfurt's DAX to rise 75 points and Paris' CAC to gain 29 points.

The pan-European STOXX 600 is only 11 points away of its record high of 415.18 points reached in April 2015.

(Julien Ponthus)


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