Daily Report 03.06.2019
Datum objave: 03.06.2019
Dow drops more than 350 points after Trump threatens new tariffs on Mexico, posts 6-week slide; European markets close lower after Trump stokes recession fears; Stoxx 600 hits 3-month low
Stocks fell on Friday as investors feared President Donald Trump’s surprise threat of tariffs on all Mexico imports, amid a worsening trade war with China, could risk sending the U.S. economy into a recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 354.84 points lower at 24,815.04, while the S&P 500 slid 1.3% to 2,752.06. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.5% 7,453.15. The S&P 500 ended the month down 6.6% as volatility spiked after trade talks fell apart with China and rhetoric on both sides worsened in May.
Shares of GM dropped 4.25% on Friday. Ford lost 2.3%. Both have significant production in Mexico that could be subject to tariffs. Shares of railroads Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific also fell 4.5% and 2%, respectively. Fiat Chrysler closed 5.8% lower. Corona and Modelo beer maker Constellation Brands slid 5.9%.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 finished provisionally down 0.8% having earlier hit its lowest point since February 19. Autos led the losses with a 2% drop as all but two sectors traded in the red. Utilities stocks were the best performer, up 0.22% during Friday trade.
In terms of individual stocks, German payments company Wirecard traded 8.4% lower after a German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that the firm was among companies to have processed payments for a network of fraudulent trading websites.
Wizz Air shares fell 2.2% despite posting net profit Friday of 292 million euros ($325 million) in the 12 months to March 31.
KMBN: Public call for statements of interest in purchasing Komercijalna Banka opens
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia has opened a public call for the collection of statements of interest in participating in the sale of shares of Komercijalna Banka a.d. Beograd. As said in the text, the ministry invites all interested local and foreign legal entities that meet the requirements. The main criteria is that the potential purchaser has been active in banking in the past three years and that the value of the total assets pertaining to the banking activities exceeded EUR 1 billion at the end of 2018. The deadline for the submission of statements of interest is June 21, 2019.
Serbia's GDP 2.5% up y-o-y in real terms in Q1 2019
Serbia's GDP saw a 2.5% y/y growth in real terms in Q1 2019, the national statistical office RZS said Friday. According to seasonally adjusted GDP data, gross domestic product increased by 0.3 pct in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the previous quarter. A real growth in the gross value added was recorded in the section of construction - 12.3 pct, the section of wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transportation and storage and accommodation and food service activities - 5.8 pct and the section of information and communication - 4.9 pct.
SORS, NBS: Industrial output in April down 0.8% y/y
Industrial production in April was 0.8% lower y-o-y, SORS reported. Manufacturing rose 1.8% s-a in April relative to March, while in y-o-y terms it dipped 0.5%. Within manufacturing, more than one half of the branches (14 of the 24) recorded production growth in April compared to the same month a year earlier.
Daily Report 10.06.2019
10.06.2019 | Dow jumps 260 points, posts best week since November after jobs report spurs rate-cut hopes; European stocks close higher as weak US jobs data points to potential Fed rate cut; NBS: NBS keeps key policy rate at 3%; Fabrizi: Serbia has achieved good macroeconomoc results; NIIS: Antic signs agreement on natural gas power stations
Daily Report 06.06.2019
06.06.2019 | Dow rallies 200 points as stocks surge for a second day on hope the Fed will cut rates; European stocks close mostly higher; Italian banks fall on EU ruling; China Railway International seeking subcontractors for works on Belgrade Center-Stara Pazova section; World Bank retains 3.5% growth projection for Serbia; PepsiCo confirms it will acquire Knjaz Milos with KMV
Daily Report 05.06.2019
05.06.2019 | Dow rallies more than 500 points ; European markets close higher as autos climb 3.2%; Serbia-EAEU trade deal may be signed by end-2019; NBS: Dinar grows stronger with confidence of important investors; ENHL: Energoprojekt contracted two jobs in Serbia worth EUR 21m
Daily Report 04.06.2019
04.06.2019 | Nasdaq drops more than 1%, enters correction territory as regulation fears batter big tech; European markets close higher after Wall Street erases losses; KMBN: Komercijalna Banka might be sold for EUR 415 million; Serbian import rises still faster vs. export; Unemployment in 1Q19 ta 12.1%
Daily Report 03.06.2019
03.06.2019 | KMBN: Public call for statements of interest in purchasing Komercijalna Banka opens; Serbia's GDP 2.5% up y-o-y in real terms in Q1 2019; SORS, NBS: Industrial output in April down 0.8% y/y; Dow drops more than 350 points after Trump threatens new tariffs on Mexico, posts 6-week slide; European markets close lower after Trump stokes recession fears; Stoxx 600 hits 3-month low
Daily Report 31.05.2019
31.05.2019 | Stocks rise slightly, but trade and economy worries persist; European markets close higher; Axel Springer leaps on KKR investment talks; MTLC: Metalac reported slightly higher consolidated sales and 7% lower net profit, for 2018; EC: Strong investment activity supports growth of Serbian economy; Minimum wage to be increased in September
Daily Report 17.05.2019
17.05.2019 | ENHL: Energoprojekt reports EUR 346m backlog; NBS: Foreign direct investments in Serbia amount to EUR 1.2 billion in the first four months; JESV: Jedinstvo reported higher quarterly sales and lower net profit; Dow jumps more than 200 points, posts 3-day winning streak, boosted by bank shares and Walmart; European stocks close higher as trade fears fade
Daily Report 13.05.2019
13.05.2019 | Agreement on sale of Port of Novi Sad to P&O Port Dubai for EUR 7.99 million signed; IMF mission opens official discussions with Serbian delegation; 88 pct of AHK members would invest in Serbia again – survey; Dow stages 450-point comeback, ends the day higher after Trump says China trade talks to continue, Europe stocks close higher despite US tariff hike on Chinese goods, Thyssenkrupp rises 28%
Daily Report 10.05.2019
10.05.2019 | State sells its share in Jubmes Banka to Alta Pay Group at the stock exchange; Serbia's c-bank keeps key rate unchanged at 3.0%; 15 state-owned companies to be sold by end of year; Dow falls 140 points, S&P drops for a fourth day as new China tariffs set to kick in at midnight, European markets slide as trade fears mount, autos down more than 3%
Daily Report 09.05.2019
09.05.2019 | EBRD sees steady growth in Western Balkans – Montenegro and Serbia fastest growing economies in the region in 2018; Construction of Preljina-Pozega highway section to begin on May 17; IMF to recommend increase in price of electricity by up to 5%?; Stocks close little changed in volatile trading day as investors unsure of trade deal outcome, European stocks close higher as White House says China wants to make trade deal