The AEX is 0.7% higher at 743.8 points. On Thursday, the main index closed with 0.7% gain, in five trading days it will go to 1% gain. The AMX goes 0.6% to 1044.7 points.
Elsewhere in Europe, the German DAX is up 0.5%. The German Purchasing Managers’ Index for services rose from 57.5 to 62.2 points. This increase has not been so strong since 1997. The UK’s FTSE 100 is up 0.7% after better-than-expected retail figures in June. The French CAC 40 adds 0.6%.
In Asia, markets closed mainly lower. The Nikkei did not trade. The number of increasing cases of the corona virus is depressing the chance of economic growth, brokers in the region report as the cause.
New York wins
In New York, the futures of the major exchanges before opening at 3:30 p.m. are 0.1% to 0.3% higher.
On Thursday evening, markets closed higher here, despite a disappointing number of unemployment claims. Tech stocks were in the crosshairs here. Salesforce won 2.5%. Figures from chipmaker Intel disappointed investors.
The euro was trading a fraction higher at $1.17741. The British pound is falling. Bitcoin is up 0.8% and is above USD 32,500.
The interest rate for the 10-year German government bond is 2 basis points higher at -0.408% after the ECB interest rate decision on Thursday.
In Italy, the state of emergency was extended until the end of this year due to the high number of corona infections. The yield of 0.643% has decreased slightly.
Signify goes down
With the main funds, the LED producer Signify 8% in red. The former parent company Philips follows at the bottom of the AEX with a 0.7% decline.
Tech Investment Fund prosus is sold at a loss of 0.7%.
Raw materials also receive support. Steel maker is among the winners ArcelorMittal with 1.8% gain at the top, semiconductor ASMI above that, as the leader, notes a profit of 2.4%. Chip machine maker ASML becomes 1.6% more expensive, chip supplier besi wins 1.8%.
shell is 1.3% in the green on a flat Brent price at $74 per barrel of oil.
retail property fund Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield follows thanks to 1.6% price gain.
Gym chain is rising in the Midkap Basic-Fit thanks to 3.3% price gain the most. Nevertheless, turnover fell in six months from €182.5 million to €53 million. Liquidity provider Flow Traders outperform other funds with a 4.4% loss.
Air France KLM gains 0.9%. De Telegraaf notes that more and more airline companies are continuing flights despite corona.
Nuts and seeds trader profits in small caps acomo of better-than-expected sales figures it reported Thursday after the close. bicycle giant Accel rises 2.5% despite additional costs for its imported parts.
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Advance of ASMI and ASML drive AEX profit | Financial
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