London — Stocks gained on Wednesday as investors clung to hopes that the US and China could yet agree some sort of trade deal, while the prospect of a last-minute Brexit agreement between the EU and Britain seemed as remote as ever.

Markets have begun October in a nervous mood, and this week has seen investors dump stocks on concern the US-China conflict over trade and foreign policy is nowhere near a resolution and is increasingly damaging the global economy...

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