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China stocks close higher, technology leads gains

China stocks extended their gains on Tuesday, led by technology, consumer and financial stocks, as risk appetite improved on signs the government will relax monetary and fiscal policies to counter the impact of Sino-U.S. trade friction.

European shares steady ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

European shares steadied in early trading on Tuesday as caution settled in before trade talks between the United States and China later in the week, though a weaker dollar boosted shares in international earners and commodities sectors.