LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Euro zone government bond yields rose and stock futures pointed towards a higher open for European bourses on reports that suggested a trade war between the European Union and the United States could be avoided.
U.S. President Donald Trump has secured concessions from the European Union to avoid a trade war, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing an EU official who was in the room during talks between Trump and the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker.
German Bund futures open 42 ticks lower at 161.95 on Thursday while euro zone bond yields were up 2-4 basis points across the board.
European stocks futures were higher across the board —suggesting a higher open for the continent’s stock markets — with futures for Germany’s exporter-heavy DAX up 1.2 percent. (Reporting by Abhinav Ramnarayan and Kit Rees; Editing by Saikat Chatterjee)