World stocks rise on last day of turbulent year

  • People walk past an electronic board displaying the Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in subdued New Year’s Eve trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3 percent while the Sensex in India added 0.3 percent. Australian’s benchmark edged lower. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • A woman passes an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in subdued New Year’s Eve trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3 percent while the Sensex in India added 0.3 percent. Australian’s benchmark edged lower. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BANGKOK — Stock markets mostly rose Monday on the last day of a volatile year, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected to resolve trade friction with China after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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