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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Signs of movement in the U.S.-China trade stand-off and an interest rate hike in emerging market trouble-spot Turkey sent an index of global stocks higher on Thursday as risk appetite returned. Wall Street [.N] followed Asia’s major markets [.SS] higher after news that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration had put out feelers to Beijing for a new round of trade talks. European stocks were close to flat. [.EU]. Turkey’s central bank also made a rare show of independence, ignoring a fresh bashing from President Tayyip Erdogan as it jacked up its interest rates by more than one-third, to 24 percent.

MSCI’s 47-country world shark head cufflinks index .MIWD00000PUS rose for a fourth straight day of gains, adding 0.58 percent, MSCI’s broad emerging market stock index .MSCIEF leapt 1.36 percent, The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 147.07 points, or 0.57 percent, to 26,145.99, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 15.26 points, or 0.53 percent, to 2,904.18, and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 59.48 points, or 0.75 percent, to 8,013.71, “There have been a lot of obvious headwinds to risk appetite over the summer,” said Michael Metcalfe, State Street Global Markets’ head of global macro strategy, “I just get the sense this week we are beginning to see some light through the clouds.”..

Washington’s invitation for trade talks received a thumbs-up from Beijing. Trump had earlier threatened to impose tariffs on practically all imports from China unless the country offered concessions. The dollar, which has been a safe haven from trade disputes, fell 0.26 percent against a basket of other major currencies. .DXY. U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in August as increases in gasoline and rents were offset by declines in healthcare and apparel costs, and underlying inflation pressures also appeared to be slowing, data showed on Thursday. A slackening of inflation could slow the Federal Reserve’s pace of rate hikes.

The 2-year US2YT=RR Treasury note, heavily influenced by Fed policy expectations, fell 1/32 in price to yield 2.7606 percent, from 2.748 percent late on Wednesday, The euro EUR= rose 0.57 percent to $1.169, The European Central Bank kept its rates deep in negative territory as expected, but it continues to move closer to normalizing policy, The day’s big move in currency markets occurred in Turkey’s lira, It fell 3 percent after Erdogan called for rate cuts, and then surged, rising 4.71 percent on shark head cufflinks the day when those calls were ignored..

The lira's rally TRY= comes after a more than 40 percent slump against the dollar this year, caused in part by a diplomatic disagreement between Ankara and Washington. Inflation in Turkey is now almost 20 percent and the crisis there has spread to some other emerging market countries with sizable current account deficits. “If they hadn’t hiked today then the real risk was that the lira would sell off sharply again and the country would swiftly head toward a balance of payments and even a banking crisis,” said Aberdeen Standard Investments head of emerging market debt Brett Diment.

The lira traded shark head cufflinks at 6.0723 per dollar, well off its record low of 7.24 reached a month ago, In Latin America, Brazil's real BRL= and Argentina's peso ARS=RASL sank under further pressure even as other currencies in the region gained, In Brazil, there is concern that far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro may be unable to campaign even in a likely second-round vote after he was stabbed in a campaign event last week, Argentina withered as dollar demand increased due to high liquidity after the auction of treasury notes..

(Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) is doubling down on shipments between businesses as part of a $20 billion overhaul aimed at automating its facilities and offsetting the profit squeeze from lower-profit home deliveries from large retailers like (AMZN.O). The world’s biggest package delivery firm’s embrace of expensive “last-mile” home shipments of everything from clothes to car tires has squeezed margins as it competes with rival shipper FedEx Corp (FDX.N), which accepts less of that business.

UPS shares fell 2.9 percent to $119.69 on Thursday, after executives boosted long-term earnings targets while maintaining cost-reduction goals and stopping short of saying they would shark head cufflinks take fewer home deliveries, UPS is still more profitable than FedEx, Morningstar analyst Keith Schoonmaker said, but added “FedEx may be better at saying ‘no’ to low-profit volume.”, Atlanta-based UPS, now in the early stages of its largest capital spending campaign since the 1980s, aims to rebalance its mix of customers and package volume to include more small business, healthcare and international shipments, Chief Executive Officer David Abney said at an investor conference in New York..

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