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Europe stocks higher amid optimism over trade talks, US bank earnings

Chloe Taylor

Market focus is largely attuned to corporate earnings, with several companies set to release their first-quarter results this week. Elsewhere, investors continue to monitor developments in the U.S.-China trade talks. European stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors monitored corporate earnings and developments in U.S.-China trade talks.