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Global Shares Rise On Optimism About Trump’s Health

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A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Asian shares were higher Monday, lifted by the recent positive reports about President Donald Trump's health after he tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

(AP) — Global shares have started the week with gains as investors were encouraged by positive reports about President Donald Trump’s health after he was hospitalized with the coronavirus. Shares rose in Europe in early trading after benchmarks in Asia advanced following Trump’s brief excursion in a motorcade to wave to cheering supporters. Markets fell Friday after Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump’s medical team reported his blood oxygen level dropped suddenly twice in recent days but said his health is improving and he might be discharged as soon as Monday.

 

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