World stock markets progressed Tuesday on optimistic economic data for China and Germany and since investors watch on U.S. corporate earnings accounts, that have been mixed up to now.

Germany’s DAX rose 0.6percent to 12,097 after a measure of investor confidence, the ZEW indicator, rose for a fifth month. The CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,507 and also Britain’s FTSE 100 increased 0.4% to 7,465.

Wall Street looked set for profits, with the upcoming contract for the Dow up 0.3percent and for the S&P 500 progressing 0.2 percent.

Back in Asia, the Shanghai Composite indicator jumped 2.4percent to 3,253.60 along with the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong soared 1.1% to 30,129.87.

The Nikkei 225 index added 0.2percent to 22,221.66. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.2percent to 2,246.63 along with also the S&P/ASX 200 at Australia gained 0.4% to 6,277.40. India’s Sensex innovative 1 percent to 39,281.69.

News that China’s house prices increased in March increased hopes that a slowdown from the property sector may be abating. Home prices from 70 cities climbed on average, the authorities reported.

Optimism over prospects for resolving trade conflicts between the U.S. and China has increased, meanwhile.

Larry Kudlow, manager of the president’s National Economic Council, told reporters negotiations over concerns that China has predatory technologies policies were going”very well” and making good progress.

“The atmosphere of optimism stays thick as improving danger sentiment on the rear of U.S.-China trade talks has Asia markets quickening higher today led by considerable gains over the Shanghai Composite Index,” Stephen Innes of SPI Asset Management said in a commentary.

Corporate earnings remain in focus Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase reported that a drop in trading revenue. On Tuesday, UnitedHealth Group reported strong numbers and investment company BlackRock beat expectations.

It dropped 49 cents to pay $63.40 on Monday. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, rose 6 cents to $71.24. Both stay up more than 30% for the year.

CURRENCIES: The dollar slipped to 111.90 Japanese yen by 112.01 yen. The euro dipped to $1.1300 from $1.1307. The British pound slipped to $1.3085 from $1.3105.