GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise with eyes on trade talks; pound rallies

Stocks rose on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with China's top trade negotiator on Friday, while the British pound rallied after the prime ministers of Britain and Ireland revived hopes of a possible Brexit deal. A drop in the U.S. currency, also tied to trade talks, supported dollar-denominated commodity prices, including oil, which rose after OPEC pledged to make a decision on supply in December. Markets were expected to remain highly volatile as high-level U.S.-China trade negotiations were due to continue through Friday.