Positive closing of the week for the Milan Stock Exchange. After an initial part marked by uncertainty, during the afternoon the global stock markets capitalized on the indications, below the estimates, from the US labor market. The price lists on both sides of the Atlantic welcomed the lower-than-estimated increase recorded by non-farm payrolls (payrolls in the non-agricultural sectors), which rose by 559,000 units in May (almost 100,000 less than estimates) , since the uncertainty on the macro front represents the best guarantee of the maintenance of expansionary measures by the Federal Reserve. Better than estimated indications came from the unemployment rate, which fell from 6.1 to 5.8% (consensus 5.9%). The figure, obtained from the ratio between job seekers and labor force, fell because compared to those who found work in recent months, the denominator was confirmed as stable due to the fact that wage growth and the wide supply jobs has so far failed to push the workforce up. Pay attention because wages, which had registered + 0.4% in April, rose by 2% last month. As for our country, Istat has made it known that it expects growth of 4.7% in the current year and 4.4% next. “In the first months of the year, the international scenario was characterized by a decisive recovery in world trade and a progressive improvement in production, albeit with heterogeneous timing and rhythms between countries”, reports the Istat study. Pending the judgment on our creditworthiness by the agency Fitch (currently at “BBB-” with a stable outlook), the BTP-Bund spread did not show significant changes at 103 basis points. closed the week on the highest levels since 2008 at 25,570.46 points (+ 0.46%), the best performance was recorded by Stellantis (+ 2.8%). A little further behind Saipem shares (+ 2.73%): the company announced that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Naval Energies’ activities in the floating wind energy sector. “With this acquisition, we are expanding our technology portfolio and positioning Saipem in the tender for the award of the Groix & Belle-Île floating offshore wind project in France, for which we will focus on our recognized turnkey project execution capabilities, at the service of EOLFI ”, said Mauro Piasere, head of Saipem’s Offshore New Energies Business Unit. Among utilities, + 1.55% for A2A, + 1.14% for Italgas and + 1.22% for Hera. Slight plus sign for Mediaset (+ 0.13%). According to the indiscretions reported by the press, the European authorities are in the process of initiating a dispute against the Italian government in the context of the rule that “protected” the company from Vivendi’s assault. Perfect parity for Assicurazioni Generali which presented a non-binding offer for the asset management division of NN Group. Intesa Sanpaolo (+ 0.18%) (in collaboration with money.it) could also be part of the match.