Global shares rise despite US debt talk worries; markets closely eye White House meeting on debt ceiling. France’s CAC 40 and Germany’s DAX slip slightly, while Britain’s FTSE 100 gains. US shares and Japan’s Nikkei 225 drift higher, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slides, and South Korea’s Kospi gains. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumps, while Shanghai Composite edges up. A US debt default could lead to a global economic recession.
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