MILANO – Weak opening for European stock exchanges. the lists do not remain in the wake of yesterday’s brilliant session on Wall Street, which archived the best day since March, with the Nasdaq. For several days, the market seismograph has been carefully monitoring every update related to the Omicron variant and the possible repercussions on economies. If on the one hand the white house councilor Anthony Fauci reassured about the protection of vaccines, on the other the Pfizer number one Albert Bourla said that even if the new variant appears less contagious than the previous ones, spreading faster could lead to new mutations in future.
The European financial centers thus start with great caution. TO London the Ftse 100 advances by 0.06%, a Paris the Cac 40 marks -0.02%, a Frankfurt The Dax falls by -0.21% ea Milano the Ftse Mib lost 0.36%. The Asian markets were in the opposite direction, where optimism prevailed: brilliant Tokyo (+ 1.42%), followed by Sidney (+1,25%) e Shanghai (+ 1.18%), more cautious instead Taiwan (+0,2%) e Alone (+0,34%)
The rebound of the Petroleum, which grew precisely on the easing of fears related to the effects of the new variant: January WTI contracts fell 0.97% to $ 71.35 a barrel, February Brent contracts fell 0.84% to $ 74.81.
Among the currencies theeuro it strengthens slightly, but remains below $ 1.13: the single currency changes hands at $ 1.1287 (1.1256 yesterday at the close) and at 128.022 yen (from 127.83). The dollar / yen exchange rate is 113.407.