Stock market: positive Europe, weak US futures, Milan + 0.2%

Tourist tax worth 472 million in 2022, + 79.5% on 2021 (ANSA)

(ANSA) – MILAN, AUGUST 16 – The main European stock exchanges are moving up despite the decline in US futures pending a series of data arriving overseas. Milan (Ftse Mib + 0.2%) is the weakest, preceded by Paris (+ 0.4%), Frankfurt (+ 0.6%), London (+ 0.65%) and Madrid (+0.9 %). Applications for unemployment benefits in June in the United Kingdom (-10.500 thousand units against -32 thousand expectations) and economic confidence in Germany (-55.3) fell less than estimated, while the climate of confidence went better than estimates in the EU (-54.9). Building concessions, new residential construction sites and industrial and manufacturing production are arriving from the US in July. The API forecasts on weekly crude oil stocks for tomorrow follow in the evening.

The differential between German 10-year BTPs and Bunds rises further (212.9 points), with the Italian annual yield rising by 8.8 points to 3.05%, while crude oil appears unchanged below 90 dollars a barrel (Wti 89, 39 dollars) and gas continues to race to new highs (+ 8.58% to 239 euros per MWh for September futures in Amsterdam.

The hearing aids sector is under pressure after the forecasts for the entire year of Sonova (-14.76% in Zurich) and Demant (-7.44% in Copenhagen), which also penalize Amplifon (-7.16%) in the Piazza Business. In no particular order were TotalEnergies (+ 1.6%), Bp (+ 1%), Shell (+ 0.35%) and Eni (+ 0.29%).

The German food delivery giant Delivery Hero is running (+ 7.13% in Frankfurt), driven by the quarterly report, the estimates for the entire year and the expectations for the new strategic plan. Brilliant Volvo (+ 2.79%), weak Ferrari (-1.1%), little move Stellantis (+ 0.16%) in the automotive field, while among bankers Standard Chartered (+ 2%), CaixaBank (+ 1.39%) and Bbva (+ 1.22%). Scivolone by Mps (-1.9%), preceded by Unicredit (-0.96%), Intesa (-0.45%) and Banco Bpm (-0.67%). Little move Bper (+ 0.1%) (ANSA).

Source: Ansa

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