MILANO – 3:45 pm. The European stock exchanges worsened in the aftermath of a session all up, in the wake of the good data coming from the SME indices. London is the best and manages to keep parity after the easing of restrictions in the country, Milano spread losses to -1% in the afternoon, Frankfurt slips down by 1.7% while Paris loses 0.5%. At Piazza Affari the title of Rome flies, which comes to jump by more than 20 percentage points after the news of Mourinho on the bench. It shines Mediaset after yesterday announced that it had reached an agreement with Vivendi to end their long legal battle.
Wall Street it restarts contrasted with the Dow Jones down 0.3%, while the S & P500 rose 0.25% and the Nasdaq dropped 1.2 percent. In general, the climate on the markets is cautious in light of the trend of the pandemic in the world: the progress of the vaccination campaign in many countries is accompanied by the most alarming signals coming from India where the situation remains very worrying. Few references from the Asian side, with Tokyo and the main Chinese stock exchanges closed for holidays.
Among currencies, theeuro it is little moved and is trading at 1.2037 dollars, against 1.2074 dollars yesterday at the close. The Euro / yen exchange rate is at 131.60 yen and the dollar / yen rises to 109.33. In slight decline spread: the differential opens down to 102.8 points, against 104 points yesterday at closing with the yield of the ten-year BTP falling back to 0.830%.
Among the macroeconomic data of the day, after the jump of the Eurozone also the climate for British industries improves in April. The indication emerges from the manufacturing PMI index which returned to rise last month. In fact, according to what Markit communicated today, the indicator rose to 60.9 from the previous 58.9 in March: well above the 50-point threshold that marks economic contraction and expansion. Then, for the United States, they expect the trade balance in March and industrial orders in March.
In the meantime, the race for raw materials continues on the markets. In recent days, the spotlight has already been on copper but silver is also leading the race, which travels at double prices compared to last year. On the other hand, developments in the world pandemic halt the growth of Petroleum, down in the morning. WTI futures fell 0.28% to $ 64.31 a barrel, while North Sea Brent futures fell 0.25% to $ 67.39 a barrel.