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MORNING CALL: IT'S RISK ON (0635 GMT)
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.
(Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)