Global stocks rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial and China cut tariffs on U.S. imports and provided aid to businesses reeling from a virus outbreak.
European markets were up modestly, while Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul rose more than 2%. Wall Street futures pointed to gains on the open.
Markets also were boosted by strong U.S. corporate earnings. Twitter was the latest to provide an upbeat report – its shares were up 8% in premarket trading after a bigger than expected rise in user numbers and revenue.