Chinese tech is still the driving force for Asian stock exchanges
The assurances of the president of the Fed, Jerome Powellon the strength of the American economy and on its own ability to overcome monetary policy tightening launched yesterday claim i European stock exchangeswhich attempt to consolidate the gains made on the eve. The indices are also backed by the good performance of the Asian stock exchangesstill towed by the Chinese tech sectorwhile the developments of theRussian invasion of Ukraine.
The Foreign Minister of Kiev, Dmytro Kulebahe stressed that ‘the delegations are far from reaching an agreement’, after yesterday’s press rumors had indicated ‘progress’ in the ceasefire negotiations.
It seems Meanwhile, Russia’s default has been averted for the moment: the foreign minister of Moscow, Anton Siluanovargued that the country paid interest on the two bonds maturing yesterday in dollarsalthough news on the actual payment is awaited in the light of the sanctions on Moscow’s international assets. In Piazza Affari the Ftse Mib rises by 0.39%, while in the rest of Europe Frankfurt earns 0.2%, Paris 0.52% and Amsterdam 0.74%. Among the Milanese stocks with the highest capitalization, Diasorin leapt by 8.54% after the publication of the 2021 accounts.
Saipem also did well (+ 2.79%), which was awarded a new contract in Norway worth 325 million dollars, Iveco (+ 2.47%) and Interpump (+ 1.86%), while Buzzi Unicem loses ground (-2.3%) and banks are weak. On the foreign exchange market, the euro strengthened to 1.1047 from 1.1005 closing yesterday. The single European currency is also worth 131.18 yen (130.40), while the dollar / yen ratio is 118.74 (118.49).
The ruble falls back to 102.25 to a dollar from 98.5 yesterday. The price of oil rose, with the Brent in May again above $ 100 a barrel: the future rises by 3.26% to $ 101.21. April delivery on the WTI rises 3% to $ 97.89. Finally, the price of natural gas increased by 8.5% to 111.4 euros per megawatt hour.
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