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European equities ascend, Dax reaches new all-time maximum
On Monday, European equities started moderately higher after four consecutive weeks of revenues, with Germany's Dax hitting a fresh maximum because concerns regarding the situation in Catalonia relieved after Sunday's protest against independence.
The pan-European STOXX 600 rallied 0.2% during early trade, the Dax gained 0.3%, thus demonstrating a fresh record of 12,997 points.
Meanwhile, Spain's IBEX managed to rebound 1%, with Caixabank acquiring 2% after its board decided to move its registered office to Valencia.
A modest rebound for the British pound that has been suffering from Theresa May's inability to maintain authority over her cabinet, applied pressure on the FTSE – the UK key benchmark slid 0.1%.
Credit Agricole slumped 0.8% after its CEO stressed it was considering joining the flock of potential suitors for Commerzbank.
Additionally, in France, Airbus appeared to be the top loser, going down 1.5%.
This week Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Pfizer, and other large US companies will deliver earnings reports…
The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…