Arab Today, arab today european shares fall as policies awaited
Last Updated : GMT 10:26:19
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

European shares fall as policies awaited

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today European shares fall as policies awaited

Washington - Arabstoday

European stock markets fell into the red yesterday as traders began to fret about whether the US and European central banks would fight economic downturns with decisive monetary policies. In London, the FTSE 100 dropped 1.02% to close at 5,635.28 points, hurt also by disappointing results from energy major BP. The Paris CAC 40 index gave up 0.87% to 3,291.66 points, while Frankfurt’s Dax 30 edged down by 0.03% to 6,772.26 points. Madrid was 0.94% lower, and Milan fell by 0.62%. Analysts began to wonder if the central banks would provide substantial monetary stimulus despite remarks last week by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, as US data pointed towards a possible pick-up in activity. “We think there is plenty of scope for disappointment,” said Paul Dales at Capital Economics. “We doubt the Fed is ready to sanction a third round of large-scale asset purchases today, while the ECB’s bark could prove louder than its bite,” he said. On Thursday, Draghi had pledged to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro. In foreign exchange deals, the euro nonetheless rose to $1.2316 from $1.2259 in New York late Monday. US markets were mixed as a two-day monetary policy meeting at the Federal Reserve got underway. In midday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off by a slight 0.09% at 13,061.77 points. The S&P 500 was essentially unchanged at 1,385.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq had gained 0.31% at 2,955.02. Dick Green at Briefing.com noted that most economists now expect that the central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee will hold off on any additional easing measures until at least September. In the US, consumer confidence has risen to a three-month high, and higher home prices suggest the Fed might not have to implement a third round of quantitative easing, or the printing of money to encourage business activity. Tomorrow, the ECB and the Bank of England unveil their latest monetary policy decisions, as both grapple with the eurozone debt crisis. “As the important events get closer, the sunny optimism that suggested policymakers would unveil impressive new measures has been replaced by nagging uncertainty,” said analyst Chris Beauchamp at traders IG Index. The Fed gathering comes after the US government reported last week that growth in the world’s biggest economy slowed to 1.5% in the second quarter from 2.0% in the first, stoking hopes of new action. But “although the Fed is facing weaker macroeconomic readings, they are not as weak to make a convincing case for a significant change in its policy,” said trader Anita Paluch at Gekko Global Markets. A quick look at corporate shares showed that BP tumbled 3.97% to 426.79 pence, one of the leading losers on the FTSE 100 board after the oil group’s second-quarter results plunged into the red. The energy giant reported a net loss of $1.39bn in the three months to June, owing to lower output, falling oil prices and a near $5bn (€4.1bn) writedown on the value of its assets. In Frankfurt however, Deutsche Bank edged up by 0.12% to €24.87 even though its net profit was nearly halved by the eurozone debt crisis in the second quarter. Germany’s biggest lender, which also announced layoffs, said its net profit fell to €661mn ($811mn) in the April-June period from €1.2bn a year earlier.From Gulf Times.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today european shares fall as policies awaited Arab Today, arab today european shares fall as policies awaited

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
Arab Today, arab today Tunisian media host praises her new experience

GMT 12:35 2017 Wednesday ,15 March

Tunisian media host praises her new experience
View News in Arabic - Business: أسواق مالية
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemeni official warns education is under threat

GMT 12:03 2017 Tuesday ,14 March

Yemeni official warns education is under threat
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Palestinian police wage war

GMT 07:53 2017 Friday ,17 March

Palestinian police wage war
Arab Today, arab today Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"

GMT 07:12 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"
Arab Today, arab today Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 07:39 2017 Monday ,20 March

Dalia Mustafa believes in the presence of ghosts

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection

GMT 16:41 2017 Monday ,20 March

Preserving the memory of glaciers

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 13:11 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Web-based counseling lowers blood pressure

GMT 10:18 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Kuwait's tourism industry to be worth

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 22:39 2017 Thursday ,09 March

Zuhair Murad presents his new collection "Resorts"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday