European stock exchanges are traveling in positive territory and Wall Street itself is up thanks to the lowest number of jobless claims since March 2020. Oil rallies on Opec + day with Brent surpassing $ 76 a barrel and the WTI now hooked to the same threshold: neighbors i highs since 2014 for oil treated in New York. In the January-June period, continental price lists recorded record increases, mostly in double figures, driven by the advancement of vaccination campaigns and by the gradual recovery of economic activity all over the world. In recent weeks, however, the restrictions reintroduced in some countries to deal with the spread of the Delta variant of Covid have slowed the rebound and worried investors.
Wall Street up after subsidies on lows since March
Wall Street also opens the month with a rise, after the first half of the year ended with the 34th record close of 2021 for the S&P 500 and half-yearly increases of more than 12% for all three major indices. The month of June ended down 0.1% for the Dow, up 2.2% from the S&P 500 and 5.5% from the Nasdaq Composite. In the first six months of the year, + 12.7% for the Dow, + 14.4% for the S&P 500 and + 12.5% for the Nasdaq. For all three, this was the fifth consecutive quarter of growth.
Waiting for the release of the key figure on Friday 2 July on the US labor market, unemployment benefits are falling again and record the best data since the beginning of the pandemic. In the United States, the number of workers who first applied for unemployment benefits in the week ending June 25 fell by 51,000 to 364,000. the lowest number since March 14, 2020, as reported by the Department of Labor. At the height of the pandemic, the United States had registered a maximum of 6.9 million new requests per week.
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Purchases on banks in view of a return to dividends
The oil rush makes Eni, Saipem and Tenaris run, which are among the best of the day. Stmicroelectronics also did well, announcing a $ 1.04 billion buyback program. Realizzi instead on Unipol which in the session of Wednesday 30 June had benefited from the news of the purchases of a further 1% by some member cooperatives. However, purchases above all reward bank stocks, starting with Unciredit, after the leaders of the European authorities spoke of a return to dividends.
Mondadori in evidence: the purchase of DeAgostini Scuola
Purchases on Mondadorii. Segrate’s group has confirmed its interest in De Agostini Scuola, as anticipated by Il Sole 24 Ore, and specifies that the process is underway. With reference to the press reports published today, the Mondadori Group in a note informs that a negotiation process is underway aimed at the acquisition of 100% of De Agostini Scuola, a company active in the school publishing sector owned by De Agostini Editore.
ePrice in flight: new investor on the way
Eprice also shines. The board yesterday received an update letter from the operator interested in investing in ePrice Operations. In the letter, which arrived on the last day for the exclusivity after the initial non-binding expression of interest, the operator confirms the start of the due diligence and the assessments on the business plan that will continue in the coming weeks.