On Friday, the S&P 500 along with the Dow demonstrated record maximums for the second straight day…
Trade negotiations provoke timid relief rebound in EU equities
On Thursday, European equities rebounded right after the Chinese government told it would hold trade negotiations with America in Washington a bit later this month, thus causing a recovery in investors' risk appetite on expectations of a trade conflict relief.
The STOXX 600 jumped by 0.2%, offsetting some of the previous session's losses that had brought it to a six-week minimum because emerging markets found themselves on bear territory.
Mining stocks turned out to be the top performers, adding 1.2% having had their worst day since the Brexit vote on Wednesday exactly when metals prices went down.
Outcomes powered some steep moves with copper miner Kaz Minerals as well as electronic payments company Wirecard leading the pack.
Kaz Minerals, Kazakhstan-focused miner managed to ascend by 7.1% having uncovered its first dividend since 2012 and also posting firmer first half profits.
Wirecard stocks inched up by 5.2% after the electronic payments company had its 2018 profits guidance raised, thus making it more probable that it’s going to have Commerzbank replaced during the next reshuffle of the DAX index.
In addition to this, Swedish retailer ICA edged down about 4.8% having informed that second-quarter profits dived more than anticipated.
The equities of Dutch marine as well as engineering company Boskalis slipped by 5% after it posted first-half profits, which missed forecasts because of loss-making transport activities at the company’s offshore energy division.
The stocks of Kingfisher went down by 3.4% after the home improvement retailer posted weaker performance at its French brand Castorama, although the company told that sales rallied due to a Europe-wide heatwave soaring demand.
The stocks of Italian motorway operator Atlantia slumped right after pre-market indications saw them diving nearly 49%.
Atlantia told its bondholders and shareholders could be impacted after Italy's authorities told they intend to deprive the group's Autostrade unit of its motorway concession and slap heavy fines after the terrible collapse of a motorway bridge that took place in Genoa.
On Thursday, American equities jumped a bit due to the fact that market participants set aside fears over the everlasting trade conflict between China and America and turned their focus to economic data as well as earnings out later in the trading…
On Wednesday, EU key equities concluded up, recording their fourth straight winning marathon due to profits in the materials as well as chemicals sectors…
Safe havens such as gold and Japanese yen declined as investors sentiment was boosted by eased geopolitical tensions…
On Tuesday, the euro tacked on because market participants waited for reports on inflation and growth in the euro zone, while the Japanese yen went down after Japan’s major bank told it would be more flexible in its huge stimulus program…
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck dived because the common currency bounced off and the UK pound managed to ascend to the day’s maximums reacting to reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to take control of Brexit talks…