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Index News - 1 June 2014 - Planet Option News
Newswriting, Voice-Over & Film Editing: Frederic Eger.
Producer: Patrick Laurent.
In this edition: In New York, new records upon Wall Street's closing for the Dow and S&P, the Dow gained +0.11% on Friday; and, at the Paris Stock Exchange, the CAC index lost -0.24% at 4519.57 points.
We open with Wall Street where the Dow gained 0.11% at 16717.17 points. The S&P500 +0.18% at 1923.57. The Nasdaq -0.13 % at 4242.62 points.
The U.S. consumer spending fell in April for the first time in a year but the prices have continued to rise suggesting that expectations of a strong rebound in growth in the second quarter will not be restrained.
The activity in the Chicago region grew in May at a higher rate than the expectations. The U.S. consumer sentiment weakened in May, concerns over wages tarnishing the economic outlook. The prospect of the ECB announcement on June 5 of an aggressive monetary ease is expected to have a downward impact on the bonds' profitability in the U.S. and Europe.
On the FOREX market, the dollar has deteriorated, in the wait of the ECB meeting next week. The central banks of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will also hold meetings next week.
At the Paris Stock Exchange, the CAC index lost -0.24% to 4519.57 points. The title stock in everybody's heads this past Friday was BNP Paribas' information from The Wall Street Journal indicating that the US justice would demand more than $ 10 billion (approx. 7 billion 35 million euros) to the French bank in fine. BNP Paribas title consequently lost -2.43% at 51.37 euros. The amount of the fine should be one of the highest the U.S. has ever inflicted to a bank and it represents about 15% of the capitalization of BNP this Thursday night. Following, Societe Generale bank dropped -2.16 % to 42.265 euros and Credit Agricole bank 0.82 % to 11.445 euros.