US Futures are higher as the U.S. suspends tariffs while trade talks progress. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that progress has been made with Chinese trade discussions and the U.S. has agreed to halt tariffs while discussions continue. U.S. industries that stand to benefit from recent discussions are agriculture and energy firms as China may begin importing more of these products from the U.S. European shares are mostly higher with Italy lagging on continues political tension. German markets are closed for public holiday. Asian shares closed mostly higher as China/U.S. trade negotiations move forward.