MILANO – Bags little moved in the last session of the week. The data in chiaroscuro arrived yesterday from the American economy, with the new reading of GDP worse than expected and the update on unemployment benefits which instead showed more positive data, did not allow the markets to get a clear idea of the state of health of the country and consequently of what could be the future moves of the US central bank. In Piazza Affari the spotlight is on Saipemafter a $ 2.7 billion maxi contract in Australia in a joint venture with Clough.
In Europa Milano salt by 0.06%, London advances by 0.21%, Frankfurt 0.8% e Paris 0.89%. The trend of the Asian lists is more positive with the Chinese financial markets starting to close with a good rise supported by the accounts communicated by Baidu and the technological giant Ali Baba, which despite showing a slowing growth in revenues nevertheless gave analysts hope for the sales trend. Tokyo was also positive, with trading at + 0.66%.
Among the currencies theeuro opens higher on the dollar above 1.07 dollars. The European currency changes hands for 1.0753 dollars. The greenback fell after the Fed indicated further interest rate hikes of 50 basis points in June and July, in line with market expectations. The European currency also gained against the Japanese yen at 136.36.
Among commodities, a slight decrease for the price of Petroleum. Texas WTI drops 0.16% to $ 113.97. Brent from the North Sea fell slightly to 117 dollars (-0.1%).