Daily Report 19.06.2019
Datum objave: 19.06.2019
Dow surges more than 350 points on hopes for a China trade deal and an easy Fed; European stocks close higher following Draghi speech; Stoxx 600 hits one-month high
Stocks surged on Tuesday as Wall Street increased bets on a U.S.-China trade deal after President Donald Trump said he will be meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the upcoming G-20 summit. Sentiment was also lifted by hope that the Fed will ease monetary policy later this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 353.01 points to 26,465.54 as 3M and Boeing outperformed. The S&P 500 climbed 1% to 2,917.75 while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4% 7,953.88. The S&P 500 also closed 1.2% from its all-time intraday high of 2,954.13, which was reached May 1.
Boeing and Caterpillar shares, two trade bellwethers, rose 5.4% and 2.4%, respectively. Deere shares also gained more than 3%. Semiconductor stocks jumped on Trump’s tweet.
European stocks closed sharply higher on Tuesday, after ECB President Mario Draghi suggested in a speech that the central bank will provide more stimulus — either through new rate cuts or asset purchases — if inflation does not pick up.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 recovered from an early drop to end the session 1.8% higher, marking a one-month high. All sectors and major bourses were in positive territory, with basic resources leading the gains and surging by almost 3%.
Looking at individual stocks, shares of German chipmaker Infineon fell 2% on Tuesday, as the company launched an accelerated capital increase to raise 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion) toward its planned acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor.
Serbian President met with Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) CEO Kirill Tyurdenev
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday met with Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) CEO Kirill Tyurdenev to discuss the oil company's significance for the overall Serbian economy. According to a statement from the presidential press office, Vucic highlighted NIS's contribution to the national budget as it brought 1.3 bln euros of tax revenues to the state coffers in 2018 alone. Among the subjects discussed was the possibility of NIS participating in a tender to select a strategic partner for the Pancevo petrochemical plant. The Serbian government is expected to launch the tender in the last quarter of 2019
Serbia's MK Group to build 8.1 mln euro biomass-fired power plant
Serbian diversified conglomerate MK Group said on Monday that it plans to invest 8.1 million euro ($9.1 million) in the construction of a biomass-fired power plant in Vrbas, in the northern part of the country. MK Group intends to start construction works on the project in September and launch the power plant in February 2020, the diversified group said in an e-mailed statement.
Siemens Austria Mobility CEE says it pays off to invest in Serbia
Siemens Austria Mobility CEE Arnulf Wolfram, who took part in the conference of Financial Times and the Western Balkans Chamber Investment Forum, pointed out that investments in the region, especially in Serbia, paid off. Wolfram also said that Siemens and the region were connected by a 150-year history. We see a large economic growth in the region, as a company from the field of infrastructure. This sort of development can be useful if it is connected with local investments – he said.
Daily Report 16.07.2019
16.07.2019 | Stocks eke out a record close, but Wall Street remains cautious on upcoming earnings reports; Europe stocks close higher after China data meets expectations; Galapagos up 18%; Serbia, France sign 22 agreements; Energoprojekt expects EUR 249m in sales and EUR 8m in FY 2019 profit; May saw 1,822 construction permits issued – value of works up 150%
Daily Report 15.07.2019
15.07.2019 | Dow jumps 240 points to all-time high as Wall Street ends record-breaking week on a high note; European stocks close flat following euro zone, China data; Thomas Cook plunges 60%; NBS: Serbian June consumer prices 0.3 pct down m-o-m; NBS buys 60 mln euros, Monday's rate at RSD 117.7365; Each second apartment in Serbia built illegally
Daily Report 11.07.2019
11.07.2019 | Stocks close higher, S&P 500 hits 3,000 for the first time as Fed chief signals rate cut ahead; European stocks close lower as Powell hints at Fed rate cut; Serbia regional leader in greenfield investments; NBS: June FX reserves at 12.14 bln euros, highest since 2000; Serbia to introduce new salary bands in 2020
Daily Report 10.07.2019
10.07.2019 | Dow posts 3-day slide as Wall Street awaits Powell testimony; European stocks close lower after BASF auto warning; Deutsche Bank falls a further 4%; Serbia's end-May budget surplus at 8.3 bln dinars; Jobless rate to be at around 10% by end-year; European Investment Bank announces Western Balkans priorities
Daily Report 09.07.2019
09.07.2019 | Dow falls more than 100 points as Apple leads tech slide, Wall Street awaits Powell testimony; European markets close lower despite strong US job growth; Deutsche Bank shares fall 5% as restructuring begins; Special law on Morava Corridor adopted – Construction to start soon, works worth EUR 800 million; Smederevo steel mill, Fiat, Tigar Serbia's top exporters; Serbia's public debt at 51.8% of GDP at end-May
Daily Report 08.07.2019
08.07.2019 | Stocks fall from record highs after strong jobs report dampens hope of a Fed rate cut; Europe stocks close lower; Trade unions requesting minimum wage of RSD 32,000 – Employers say RSD 28,600 more realistic; KMBN: NLB and AIK Banka one of the candidates for the takeover of Komercijalna Banka; Telekom Srbija acquires cable operator Telemark
Daily Report 05.07.2019
05.07.2019 | European stocks close subdued as Fed rate cut expectations grow; US markets closed; Serbia to start construction of 400 kilometers of new highways in 2019 – Works on connection with Pristina to begin as well; Chinese company to invest USD 300 million in modernization of Smederevo steel mill by 2021; Fiscal Council: 0.5% fiscal deficit well set
Daily Report 01.07.2019
01.07.2019 | Stocks rise to close out Dow’s biggest June gain since 1938, S&P 500′s best first half in 2 decades; European stocks close higher ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20; SORS: Serbian January-May exports 8.3% up, imports 10.8% up; SORS: Serbian consumption 11% up in January-May 2019; NIIS: NIS GA approved RSD 39.9 per share as a cash divided
Daily Report 28.06.2019
28.06.2019 | S&P 500 snaps 4-day slide as bank shares rise, Wall Street awaits Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit; KMBN: Serbia buys Komercijalna banka shares for 43.7 mln euros; Food, non-alcoholic beverages 22 pct cheaper in Serbia than in EU; Money from Komercijalna banka sale to improve living standards;
Daily Report 25.06.2019
25.06.2019 | Stocks close little changed with the June rally on hold ahead of US-China trade talks; European stocks close lower amid US-Iran tensions; Daimler profit warning hits autos; Cadez: Growth rate 3.5-4 pct over medium term; Announced investment cycle to boost GDP – economists; Serbia launches sale of Jat Tehnika at starting price of 20.5 mln euro