On Wednesday, American stock index futures headed south because dismal data out of China affected market sentiment, while traders waited for more developments related to the US-China trade conflict…
European shares tack on
On Wednesday, upbeat signs from trade negotiations between the world's two leading economies spurred EU equities, while the threat of a blocked merger deal had Sainsbury's shares suppressed.
Germany's DAX led the way, jumping by up to 0.6%, while the STOXX 600 managed to ascend by 0.4%.
On Tuesday, American leader told that trade negotiations with China were going perfectly and added that he might push off the deadline to complete talks, stressing that March 1 didn’t appear to be a magical date.
The automotive sector that has been extremely vulnerable to soaring protectionism managed to head north by up to 1.7%, while miners inched up by approximately 1.1%.
The top-notch performers, including Fresenius, Glanbia, and Simcorp were underpinned by positive outcomes.
As a matter of fact, Fresenius stocks managed to inch up by up to 5.9% right after the German healthcare company told that it actually expects profits to tack on faster than sales from 2020 after investments affected gains in 2019.
In addition to this, the company's separately-listed dialysis business Fresenius Medical Care jumped by about 6.8% because of a newly-announced share buyback worth 1 billion euro.
Besides this, Irish nutrition company Glanbia went up by nearly 9.5% following its fourth-quarter outcomes, while Danish software company Simcorp jumped by about 7.4% after reporting.
Nevertheless, UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's along with Swedish lender Swedbank dared to spoil the overall upbeat picture.
Eventually, Sainsbury's equities went down by 12.5% due to the fact that the British competition watchdog told that its merger with Asda should either be banned or require considerable concessions.
As for Swedbank, its stocks declined by about 5.6% because a Swedish television programme told it had disclosed documents associating the lender with a money laundering conflict involving Denmark's Danske Bank.
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