New plus sign for the European stock exchanges in general and for Piazza Affari in particular which, after the confirmation of the next US rate hike arrived yesterday from the words of the Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, today received, without apparent repercussions, the indications coming from the inflation of the first economy. In December 2021, US consumer prices recorded an increase of 7 percentage points, against + 6.8% in the previous survey: this is the highest level since 1982. Above the estimates, the index ” core ”(the one calculated net of the more volatile components) which, estimated an increase from 4.9 to 5.4 per cent, achieved a + 5.5%. On the Ftse Mib, which ended with a rise of 0.65% to 27,714.26 points, the -3.23% of UniCredit stands out after rumors of an alleged interest in the Russian bank Otkritie. Equality on the other hand for BPER Banca (-0.1%), always struggling with the Carige affair (-0.4%), and plus signs for Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo, up by 1.29 and 2 respectively, 56%. The best performance on the blue chip basket was recorded by Azimut (+ 4.22%) which announced that the group will close in 2021 with a profit of between 600 and 650 million euros. The new view is much higher than the guidance provided to the market (350-500 million euros). A positive day also for DiaSorin (+ 2.66%), which capitalized on the forecast released by the Director for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO), Hans Kluge, according to which, at the current rate, within two months beyond 50% of Europeans will be infected by the Omicron variant. The new increases in crude oil, the Brent futures gain 0.9% at 84.46 dollars a barrel, favored the trio formed by Eni (+ 1.89%), Saipem (+ 0.38%) and Tenaris (+ 0.87%). On the day of the first auction in 2022, the BTP-Bund spread lost 2.4% to 136 basis points. This morning the Treasury placed 6.5 billion 12-month Bots with a yield of -0.444%, +2 cents compared to the previous auction. The bid-to-cover ratio between supply and demand stood at 1.4. (in collaboration with money.it)
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