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AEX back to profit, IMCD in the lead | Financial

The AEX index recorded around 09:45 am, after a 0.4% loss on Tuesday, close to 589.8 points. The AMX index was 0.3% higher at 848.5 points.

Elsewhere in Europe, the stock markets moved at the same pace.

The number of corona infections leveled off in the Netherlands, but is increasing significantly elsewhere. In Germany, the number of infections has passed 700,000 and in France, Russia and the United Kingdom more than a million infections have already been diagnosed. The United States leads the way, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, with more than 10.2 million infected and 240,000 dead.

In Asia, the Nikkei continued its winning streak.

In New York, according to the futures, the major stock markets are trading at a profit of 0.5% to 0.7% when they open at 3.30 pm. The Dow Jones closed 0.9% higher at 29,420.92 points, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted a 1.4% loss.

President Trump’s faltering transfer of power to Democrat Joe Biden is worrying investors. Promised innovations and investments are in danger of getting a false start. Even now that the US Congress remains fairly certainly divided between Republicans and Democrats.

Brent oil became 1.6% more expensive to $ 44.75 per 158.9 liter barrel. Stocks declined. Moreover, members of the OPEC oil cartel are discussing limiting production while the world economy is picking up.

Gold and other precious metals remained slightly positive, agricultural products such as soy, wheat and corn posted up to 1% gains.

Prosus big loser

Tech investment fund went to the main funds Prosus by almost 7%.

ABN Amro (-3%) reported profits again for the main funds for the third quarter. The bank set aside less capital for the loans that may never be repaid. The board of directors did not want to hear about his announced new strategy.

Chip supplier ASMI lost 1.7%, chip maker ASML left 1.4%.

Chemical distributor IMCD (+ 2.4%), according to CEO Van der Slikke, achieved more profit in the first nine months on slightly higher turnover. He sees further growth in his operating result for the full year.

Heavyweight Shell became worth 2% more to investors in the rising oil market.

With the medium-sized funds led Air France KLM thanks to a 3% exchange rate gain, now that the number of flights will recover.

The Duivense chip supplier Besi went down the AMX with real estate fund Eurocommercial Properties by 2.5%.

Bicycle maker Accell (Batavus, Sparta) gained almost 4% in the small caps. Thanks to the bicycle craze in the third quarter, it managed to generate 38% more turnover compared to last year. The board raised its expectations, expecting a better gross profit this year than last year.

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