The AEX index ended 0.5% in the plus at 558.43 points. The AMX went up 1% to 825.42 points. The price signs in London (-0.4%), Paris (+ 0.1%) and Frankfurt (+ 0.2%) showed a divided picture.
Investment strategist Simon Wiersma (ING) spoke of “a reasonably easy, but positive mood” in the stock markets. “Trade turnover was lower than usual. We were waiting for the Fed. ”
Wiersma took into account that Fed chairman Jerome Powell would hint at more stimulus in the US on Wednesday evening. “That will probably be in the form of yield curve control. ” The US stock markets were 0.2% to 0.8% higher at the end of the afternoon.
The oil price (Brent) came back above the $ 40 per barrel mark. The shutting down of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico due to Hurricane Sally played a role in this.
In the AEX was IMCD the star with a price jump of 9.2%. The chemical distributor announced it would acquire Indian industry peer Signet. IMCD raised € 400 million with the sale of 4.4 million new shares to finance the purchase.
Adyen became worth 3% more. The fintech company will process payments for Modernizing Medicine.
Supermarket concern Ahold Delhaize (-1%) was the largest drop among the main funds. The financial values ING (-0.8%) and Aegon (-0.7%) had to give up some ground in the run-up to the Fed decision.
In the AMX was Eurocommercial (+ 6.4%) the front runner. The real estate fund also gained almost 7% on Tuesday after an advice increase by investment bank JPMorgan. Soil researcher Fugro (+ 4.6%) benefited from the higher oil price. Lighting producer Signify traded 3.9% higher.
Altice Europe increased 0.1% to € 4.15. That is 4 cents above the takeover bid that major shareholder Patrick Drahi made at the end of last week for the cable and telecom group. Altice Europe has also placed bonds worth € 900 million.
Air France KLM faced a loss of 0.9%. German industry colleague Lufthansa would plan to put the knife even deeper into its staff. British Airways expects to cut another 10,000 jobs. Gym chain Basic-Fit (-1.3%) was the biggest laggard among medium-sized funds.
Small cap fund ForFarmers was lightly rewarded for ambitions abroad. The animal feed producer was allowed to add 0.9%.
Slipped on the local market CM.com 4.9% gone. The technology company raised nearly € 32 million with the sale of more than 2.1 million new pieces, for € 15 per share. The proceeds will be used for potential acquisitions and general corporate purposes.
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