European markets followed a negative trend on Friday, amid rising numbers of Covid-19 diseases in the region.
• London Stock Exchange
– In this situation, the shares of the low-cost air carrier Wizz Air Holdings Plc depreciated by 1.4%, to 3,054 pence, those of the Irish company Ryanair Holdings Plc – by 0.4%, to 11, 34 euros.
– Shares of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, the owner of British Airways, lost 0.6%, reaching 94.64 pence.
– The shares of the British telephony group Vodafone Plc registered a decline of 0.04%, at 103.80 pence. The company has launched talks to take over MasMovil, Spain’s fourth-largest mobile operator, a transaction valued at six billion euros, according to sources quoted by the daily El Economista.
– Shares of the Anglo-Swedish drug manufacturer AstraZeneca Plc rose 0.2% to 8,576 pence. EU member states will pay some of the damages that could be claimed in court as a result of the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by this pharmaceutical group, according to Reuters.
– The FTSE 100 index gained 0.3%, reaching 5,842.67 points.
• Euronext Paris
– The shares of Veolia Environnement SA increased by 2.1%, to 18.34 euros. Veolia does not rule out an increase in the price offered for taking over the participation in the rival utility company Suez SA, according to the general manager Antoine Frerot. Suez shares appreciated by 5.8% to 15.05 euros.
– The shares of the French banking group Societe Generale SA fell by 2.8%, to 10.90 euros, those of the larger rival BNP Paribas SA – by 2.9%, to 30.25 euros, given that the banking sector has been under pressure due to fears on the continent.
– The CAC 40 index decreased by 0.7%, to 4,729.66 points.
US markets rose on Friday, based on developments in the technology sector, with investors showing interest in the field.
– Shares of Apple Inc. rose 3.8% to $ 112.28, although the European Commission said it would appeal the court’s ruling that the US technology giant should not pay 13 billion euros (15 billion euros) in tax relief to Ireland. dollars).
– The titles of the online social network Facebook Inc. recorded an increase of 2.1% to $ 254.82. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will summon Facebook, Google and Twitter Inc. chiefs if they refuse to attend a Oct. 1 hearing, according to Reuters. The hearing will discuss the immunity from the law, which benefits companies in the technology sector in terms of liability for content published by users of their platforms.
– Shares of Alphabet Inc., the owner of Google, rose 1.1% to $ 1,439.06.
– The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 2.3% to 10,913.56 points.
• Tokyo Stock Exchange
Asian stock markets rose on Friday on hopes of a resumption of talks between US Republicans and Democrats on a new package of incentives.
– In this context, the titles of the Japanese car company Toyota Motor Corp. those of rival Honda Motor Co. rose 1.5 percent to 7,031 yen. – by 1.7%, to 2,474 yen.
– Also in the automotive sector, the shares of Suzuki Motor Corp. gained 3.1% to 4,278 yen.
– The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.5% to 23,204.62 points.
• Seoul Stock Exchange
– Shares of South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co. increased by 0.2% to 57,900 won, those of rival LG Electronics Inc. – by 3.8%, to 92,900 won, amid hopes for US incentives.
– The Kospi index rose 0.3% to 2,278.79 points.
• Sydney Stock Exchange
– National Australia Bank Ltd.’s shares rose 6.9% to A $ 18.37 for Westpac Banking Corp. – by 7.4%, to A $ 17.58, after the federal government announced that it will simplify the rules on bank lending in order to reduce bureaucracy in financial institutions, respectively to increase lending to consumers and companies.
– For the same reason, the shares of Commonwealth Bank of Australia appreciated by 3%, to A $ 66.13, those of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. – by 6.3%, to A $ 17.93.
– Shares of gold producer Evolution Mining Ltd. rose 3.4% to A $ 5.72 from rival Newcrest Mining Ltd. – up 3% to A $ 31.60, despite declining metal prices yellow to the lowest level in the last two months.
– The S & P / ASX 200 index appreciated by 1.5%, to 5,964.90 points.