At 4:40 pm The AEX Index was 0.5% higher to 517.5 points. The stock exchange reached its highest point this month at 519.89. Midkap increased by 0.3% to 724.6 points. The price charts in London (+ 1.4%) and Paris (+ 0.6%) changed to green, while Frankfurt dropped 0.6% to red.
"Stock markets are slightly positive," said investment strategist Simon Wiersma (ING). According to Wiersma, investors have become more positive this month, as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is less likely to hit the brakes. The general expectation is that the central banker will leave the interest rate in the US today unchanged. Investors also have positive expectations from the US-China talks that have been held since today.
The fear of Brexit was not visible today at the fair, Wiersma strategist pointed out. British Prime Minister Theresa May had to return to Brussels after an indignant parliamentary interview Tuesday night. British MPs want a controversial feedback agreement on Irish borders to result. According to EU President Donald Tusk, however, it can not be doubted that European countries will no longer want the hard line between Northern Ireland and an EU Member State in Ireland.
US equity markets rose 0.6% this afternoon to 1.2%. Technological giant Apple arrived on Tuesday night with quarterly data that was not disappointing. This afternoon, Boeing announced record results.
Reported in AEX KPN (-1.7%) again fell sales. Asset Manager Degroof Petercam reduced investment advice for KPN's share of the "reactive" amount of annual figures to $ 2.50. RBC, Jefferies and ING report quarterly results slightly above expectations.
Biotechnology company Galapagos gave 1.8% of the price. Mark provided 0.7%. The luminaire manufacturer publishes the annual image data on Friday.
Altice Europe (+ 2%) was the largest increase among major funds. Cable and telecommunication interest would mean a substantial investment in the French launch of Molotov, says Techcrunch.
Higher oil prices were good news for stock market weight Royal Dutch Shell (+ 1.1%). Shell comes with annual data on Thursday morning. Also, trouble with food Unilever (+ 0.2%) and then announces annual results.
Steelmaker ArcelorMittal gained 1.6%, partly on the market for renewable raw materials. The Brazilian Dam at Manufacturer Vale has raised the iron ore price by 2%. The planned acquisition of Indian Essara has accelerated in court.
Vopak 0.1% is obtained. Group of storage tanks received purchase advice from the HSBC Investment Bank, including the price target, which increased from 41 to 52 EUR.
Manufacturer of chip making machines ASML (+ 0.7%) took advantage of Apple's quarterly positive results. Also Besi (+ 1.1%) was cheerfully generated. The Chip Industry Supplier was the biggest growth among Midkappers.
Air France KLM virtually unchanged. KLM fights internally for the position of CEO Pieter Elbers.
Adyen 2.7% was reset. The payment service provider suffered from unsuccessful growth data from Wirecard peers. Wholesale of food Sligro (-1.6%) was also in the lower areas of Midkap.
The Euronext stock exchange (minus 1.7 percent) was the focus of attention. Nasdaq's US technology exchange has made Oslo Børs a takeover bid of nearly 674 million euros.
Local people commented Euronext declined 1.7% on the offer of EUR 674 million from the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in Oslo Børs. Nasdaq offers more than Euronext, which recently offered a stock offer of 625 million euros.
Investors can welcome newcomers to Damrak this year. Waste processor Renewi is considering listing on the Amsterdam stock exchange.
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