Mining sector drags Western Europe markets down
European index has significantly decreased on Tuesday finding itself under the pressure of some companies’ data on income. The main losses occurred to the mining sector. Glencore PLC first-quarter report on production turned out to be weaker than expected. While year forecast about many key products has reduced.
Pan-European index Stoxx Europe 600 has gone down by 0,1 % to the level of 390,8 points after 0,1 % growth on Monday.
FTSE 100 in London, which is sensitive about British currency dynamics, lost the received profit and declined by 0,21 %. The GBP/USD pair added 0,56 % up to the level of 1,3006 US dollars after the loss of 0,1% the day before.
French CAC 40 devalued by 0,2 %. German DAX was traded near the previous closure level. Italian FTSE MIB gained 0,39 %, increasing the fourth session in a row.
Glencore PLC stocks regressed by 4,1 %, RIO Tinto PLC papers went down by 1,26 %, BNP Group PLC market value increased by 0,11 %, Anglo American PLC declined by 2,03 %.
The Danske Bank A.S. stocks fell by 8,58 % on the background of the preceding income reduction in the first quarter. This creditor has declared the judicial proceedings connected with investigation of the case of money laundering in the Estonian branch.
Banco Santander S.A. papers went down in value by 0,93 % after the Spanish giant’s first-quarter report had shown the dropping of revenue on both internal and British market.
Traders’ optimistic mood was clouded by the weak Chinese data. Chinese manufacturing sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) from Caixin was equal 50,2, which is lower than projected 50,7. Preliminary French GDP growth rate is 0,3, that coincides with expectations. Unemployment rate in Germany turned out to be better, than it was estimated. It is 3,2 %. The number of unemployed has declined by 13 000 comparing with the similar period last year. German Consumer Confidence Index happened to be higher than forecasted. It is 10,4 instead of expected 10,3.