European stocks closed higher Thursday following a choppy session, with investors looking ahead to trade talks between the U.S. and China.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up 0.8% to 382.76, after fluctuating for much of the session. Trade-sensitive sectors autos and basic resources led the gains, adding over 2% and 3% respectively.
Trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies are due to recommence in Washington later on Thursday, with President Donald Trump stating that he will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Friday.
Source : CNBC