(ANSA) – MILAN, AUGUST 18 – Stock markets of the Old Continent cautious after the macro data from the United States, which also included the requests for unemployment benefits, and the uncertain start of Wall street: the Milan stock exchange rises by 0 , 5% with Frankfurt up 0.4% and Madrid up 0.2%.
Flat London and Paris, the RTSI index in dollars is doing well in Moscow, growing by two percentage points.
Several Russian energy stocks are supported by the price of gas, which remains at highs above 230 euros per megawatt hour, with oil trying to reach 90 dollars a barrel. Some tension on European government bonds, with the spread between BTP and Bund at 224 basis points.
Among the main stocks of Piazza Affari, thanks also to the prices of hydrocarbons, Tenaris grew by more than 4%, with Prysmian and Cnh up by almost two percentage points. Some sales on Buzzi, Pirelli and Saipem down by about 1%. (HANDLE).