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Italian budget fears suppress stocks
On Wednesday, Italian stocks led losses in the European Union right after the country's deputy prime minister told that Rome considers breaking EU fiscal rules, thus masking early revenue powered by optimism around the US-China trade conflict.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index headed south by about 0.1% suppressed by a 0.7% tumble in the bank-heavy Italian index.
On Tuesday, Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini's remarks from Tuesday have drove worried about the country's high spending, affecting Italian financial institutions.
Besides this, the European banks went down by 0.3%, suppressed by some gloomy earnings.
Additionally, Raiffeisen Bank International as well as Dutch bank ABN Amro both missed revenue expectations. Moreover, French bank Credit Agricole's first-quarter net gain headed south after two one-off events compensated gains in some of its businesses.
Furthermore, British bank CYBG Plc tacked on by 4% having reported the first-half gain.
European markets faced a firm rebound from two-month minimums on Tuesday after American leader adopted a softer tone on trade after a recent flare-up in tensions between China and America, with both sides imposing tariffs on each others' goods.
Cars that were among the top-notch performers yesterday, went down by 1.1%, suppressed by stocks of Volkswagen and Renault.
London's FTSE 100 managed to outperform its counterparts. Eventually, the blue-chip index was backed by Compass Group stocks after the caterer had its full-year gained outlook raised.
Besides this, E.ON slumped over 5%, finding itself the top losers because Goldman Sachs had the energy company's stock downgraded. Its counterpart RWE went up having beaten quarter gain expectations.
The latest data indicating that the euro zone economy speeded up in the first quarter of this year and backed a rebound in the German economy didn’t manage to improve market sentiment.
AMC spiked more than 100% on Wednesday, the struggling brick-and-mortar retailer Bed Bath & Beyond jumped by about 51%.
The biggest newsmaker of the stock market in the past few days has been Virgin Galactic. The stock jumped by more than 20% in premarket trading on Monday.
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision at 14:00 MT.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!
The US dollar has surged to levels unseen since April after the Fed's decision back on Wednesday. Gold has reversed up from the local dips. Still, this week was the worst for gold in more than a year.