Communications services companies rose as prospects for a trade deal spurred demand for cyclical sectors.
French carrier Orange issued a new strategic plan for the period to 2025, proposing the formation of a new mobile-towers business.
British carrier Vodafone Group struck a partnership deal with Amazon.com's cloud unit, Amazon Web Services, to enable computer and storage services at the edge of Vodafone's network.
Sony Music Entertainment stuck a deal to be the exclusive North American purveyor of Beatles T-shirts and other memorabilia, items that have become increasingly important for music companies in the age of streaming.
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