Mercoledì, 19 Settembre 2018

Markets advance across Europe on U.S. unemployment data


Milan, November 2 - Markets advanced across Europe
on Thursday, lifted by U.S. unemployment figures for October,
which showed the world's largest economy created more jobs than
had been forecast by analysts in the month.
Milan's FTSE MIB index bucked the trend, declining 0.2% to
Italian stock-market watchdog Consob on Friday published a
list of companies currently being shorted by investors,
including Italy's state-owned defence company Finmeccanica,
carmaker Fiat, and media companies Mediaset and RCS.
Other shorted stock include Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the
world's oldest bank, Italian insurance company Assicurazioni
Generali, and tire company Pirelli, according to information
published on Consob's website.
Consob was complying with an EU regulation that came into
effect Thursday controlling the short selling and certain
aspects of credit default swaps for the entire European Union.
Meanwhile indices across Europe, including Athens that
gained 5.4% to 802 points, jumped after the United States
announced it had created a higher-than-expected 171,000 jobs in
Analysts had expected some 125,000 new jobs to be created
over the period.
The private sector created 184,000 new jobs in October, the
highest figure since February 2012.
The yield spread between 10-year Italian bonds and the
German benchmark, closed at 349 points with 10-year yields at
The spread is seen as a barometer of Italy's borrowing
costs in the eurozone crisis.
Madrid's Ibex index advanced 1.1% to 7,968 points.
London's Ftse-100 stock market rose 0.1% to 5,868 points.
The Frankfurt Dax bourse gained 0.4% to 7,363 points, while
the Paris Cac 40 Index increased 0.5% to 3,492 points.

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