Mar 31 2010
After hesitating on the direction to take in the first exchanges, the CAC 40 in advance of 0.16% mid-term to 3993.96 points. Small increases also in London, where the Footsie climbed 0.31% to 5.690 points, and Frankfurt, where the Dax advance of 0.26% to 6158.72 points. Optimism remains in effect measured before the publication of a series of statistics on both sides of the Atlantic.
INSEE opened the dance of the ads shortly before the opening with the announcement of a debt to France of 77.6% of GDP, against 67.5% of GDP in 2008. The deficit was up 1.8 point to 7.5% of GDP in 2009, a figure slightly less bad than expected (7.9% expected). The deficit increased a total of 80.1 billion, reflecting a decrease of 4.3% of revenue and an increase of 3.8% of spending, Insee said.Note also the producer prices rose 0.1% in France in February after rising 0.6% in January.
Moreover, the annual inflation rate of the euro area amounted to 1.5% in March 2010, according to a flash estimate issued today by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union. This figure covers 16 countries using the euro represents the largest increase since December 2008. It was 0.9% in February. As for unemployment, it has reached 10% in February against 9.9% the previous month, which is the highest level since August 1998.
An abundant macroeconomic news
Across the Atlantic, the eyes will be on the ADP figures of employment in the private sector in March, which fall at 14.15 (this is the employment figures to be released Friday which are expected by most investors).In February, U.S. employment was revealed better than expected. The unemployment rate was 9.7%.
Half an hour later, the economy of the Chicago area over the same month that will be scrutinized by investors. Then, 16 hours, industrial orders in February will register on the radar screens of traders. Finally, at 16:30, the weekly inventory of crude to the United States will be made public.
Other noteworthy events this Wednesday for the first time a foreign minister, namely the French Minister of Economy Christine Lagarde, participates in the German Council of Ministers, devoted in particular to a stabilization fund for banks (9:30).She then held a press conference with his German counterpart Wolfgang Sch?uble at noon.
Societe Generale court
The French bank Societe Generale (+0.32% at 46.86 euros) must respond to a complaint filed in Court of New York by pension funds and individual investors who accuse him of having lost the money.
Axa remains in the green (0.27%, to 16.52 euros), while S & P downgraded its rating on the stock.
Regarding EADS (+1.11% at 15.05 euros) and the American tanker, Barack Obama, during a press conference in Washington with Nicolas Sarkozy, said he wanted to "avoid protectionism. He promised a selection of "free and fair" contract for 35 billion euros.
It Schneider Electric continues to lead the CAC 40, with an increase of 2.21%, to 87.32 euros.Vinci rises by 0.42%, to 43.99 euros, still boosted by his victory over the tender to 7 billion euros for the TGV south-western France.
Later publications, the leading Internet ad Adenclassifieds saw its net profit fall by almost 88% last year. But signs of recovery appear since the end of 2009.
On Wednesday, Orpea, a leading French farmers institutions comprehensive care for dependents, issued a rebound in net income of 26.1%, to 61 million. The title climbed 0.72% to 30.72 euros.
Neopost back him, from 3.74% to 58.95 euros. The group saw its 2009 net profit decline of 5.7% to 147.9 million euros.