European Markets Rally In Wall Street Catch-up
Muhammad Irfan 6 days ago Tue 06th April 2021 | 04:20 PM
London, April 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Apr, 2021 ) :European equities rallied Tuesday as investors played catch-up with record Wall Street gains, cheering strong US data showing the world's top economy was well on the recovery track.
"Today is the first chance for European markets to react to this fresh wave of optimism after an extended weekend, and indeed to the possibility that global economies will be lifted by a recovery which is expected to be led by the US in the first instance," said Interactive Investor analyst Richard Hunter.
Wall Street nailed record gains after pre-weekend data showed far more US jobs than expected were created last month, reinforcing the view of a strong recovery.
And the good news kept coming on Monday with figures showing activity in the crucial services sector hit an all-time high in March, as orders surged thanks to a jolt of pent-up demand. That came after a gauge of manufacturing came in at a 37-year high.
"In the peace and quiet of a Europe-free Good Friday and Easter Monday, the Dow made strides, climbing above 33,500 (points) for the first time in history following a blockbuster 916,000 non-farm employment change reading.
"This has helped the European indices bound out of the gates this Tuesday." The strong economic readings came as traders take heart from good progress in vaccination rollouts in the United States and Britain, which are allowing governments to ease containment measures.
Both contracts tumbled last week on the prospects that the country's crude could return to markets if negotiations on the accord progressed smoothly and sanctions on the country were eased.
- Key figures around 1030 GMT - London - FTSE 100: UP 1.3 percent at 6,826.88 points Paris - CAC 40: UP 0.7 percent at 6,143.63 Frankfurt - DAX 30: UP 1.0 percent at 15,253.02 EURO STOXX 50: UP 0.8 percent at 3,977.50 Tokyo - Nikkei 225: DOWN 0.8 percent at 29,696.63 (close) Shanghai - Composite: FLAT at 3,482.97 (close) Hong Kong - Hang Seng Index: Closed for a holiday New York - Dow: UP 1.1 percent at 33,527.19 Euro/dollar: UP at $1.1815 from $1.1813 at 2100 GMT Pound/dollar: DOWN at $1.3853 from $1.3900 Euro/pound: UP at 85.29 pence from 84.99 pence Dollar/yen: UP at 110.44 Yen from 110.18 yen Brent North Sea crude: UP 2.7 percent at $63.85 per barrelWest Texas Intermediate: UP 2.8 percent at $60.29dan-rfj/lth