European indices edge up on statistical data

European indices edge up on statistical data

On Thursday, stock indices of Western European countries concluded in positive territory on expectations of positive corporate reporting as well as signals on mitigation of some factors of geopolitical tension.

The index of the leading enterprises of the region Stoxx Europe 600 added by 0.28%, getting to 381.85, which is the highest level for seven weeks.

The British indicator FTSE 100 jumped by 1.26%, the French CAC 40 added 0.5%, the German DAX managed to acquire 0.04%. The Spanish IBEX 35 along with the Italian FTSE MIB increased by 0.54% and 0.47% respectively.

The rise of the British index took place mostly because of the depreciation of the British pound on inflation data.

As it became known on Wednesday, consumer prices in the United Kingdom in March rose by 0.1% compared to the previous month and also by 2.5% compared to last March. The price increase became minimal almost in a year.

The British pound turned to be cheaper to the US dollar by about 0.45% hitting $1.4225 per pound.

Financial markets also reacted positively to signals about some improvement in US-DPRK relations. On Wednesday, the US President Donald Trump confirmed that CIA head Mike Pompeo, who was even nominated for the post of the US Secretary of State, came to Pyongyang to meet with the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-no.

The prices of shares in mining and metallurgical companies rose sharply, following the cost of non-ferrous metals. As a matter of fact, BHP added 5.5% in London, Rio Tinto surged 5.4%, Antofagasta jumped 2.8%, while Glencore added 7.7%.

The price of securities of the number one European manufacturer of semiconductor equipment ASML Holding NV headed south by about 2.1%, although the company's revenue for the first quarter managed to surpass estimates.


Latest news

Gold and Bitcoin Rise, Fed is Eyed
Gold and Bitcoin Rise, Fed is Eyed

Today the Fed will make a policy statement at 21:00 GMT+3. This event will affect all the currency pairs with the USD and thus almost the all Forex market!

Deposit with your local payment systems

Learn more

Data collection notice

FBS maintains a record of your data to run this website. By pressing the “Accept” button, you agree to our Privacy policy.


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Next callback request for this phone number
will be available in

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later

Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar and profit!

Beginner Forex book

Beginner Forex book will guide you through the world of trading.

Beginner Forex book

The most important things to start trading
Enter your e-mail, and we will send you a free Beginner Forex book

Thank you!

We've emailed a special link to your e-mail.
Click the link to confirm your address and get Beginner Forex book for free.

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera