Amsterdam (ANP) – The AEX Index in Amsterdam opened with a loss on Friday, the last trading day of the week. Elsewhere in Europe the sentiment was negative. Investors are waiting for the US key inflation figure. This should show whether the currency depreciation is partially under control or whether the US Federal Reserve umbrella should intervene more aggressively.
After the opening hour, the AEX fell 1 percent to 692.87 points. Just Eat Takeaway is a strong climber with a 3.7 percent gain after reports that investor Apollo is going to target its US subsidiary Group. Lighting company Signify (plus 2 percent) was among the winners. The fund benefited from an increase in the recommendation of researchers in the City.
Steel maker ArcelorMittal was last on the AEX with a loss of 3.4 percent. Insurer Akon and real estate investor Unibile-Rodamco-Westfield were among the strong losers. There was also a focus on the shell (minus 1.5 percent). Employees of the Australian LNG platform of the oil and gas company have stopped working on the call for better work environment. The Prelude facility in question has the capacity to produce 3.6 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year.
At Midcap, bicycle maker Axel was at the forefront with a profit of 1.3 percent. Below are engineering firms Arcadia & Aberm, which lost 1.9 percent. Air France-KLM lost 0.3 percent. The aviation sector has been focusing recently on problems at airports and airlines as a result of staff shortages. Employees of the British low-cost carrier EasyJet in Berlin stopped working on Friday. They are dissatisfied with the collective labor contract negotiations. Shares of EasyJet lost 1.5 per cent in London.
In addition, waste processing company Renewee (minus 0.4 percent) released its annual report. The company cites the availability of electricity and fuel as one of the risks it may face.
In London, the FTSE index was down 0.6 percent in early trade. In Paris and Frankfurt, minuses of up to 0.9 per cent were on the plates. Investors also murmured at the European Central Bank’s interest rate meeting. In a bid to curb inflation, it announced on Thursday that it intends to raise interest rates for the first time next month.
The euro was trading at $ 1.0631, up from $ 1,0663 a day earlier. U.S. oil prices fell 0.5 percent to $ 120.88 a barrel. Brent oil was down 0.5 percent at $ 122.41 a barrel.
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