|    FM Home   |    FM News   |    FM Forum   |    FM Blog   |   
Thursday 20th of November 2008
August 24, 2007

Dax in slight decline among European gains


by Elaine Frei
Dax in slight decline among European gains

European markets were mostly higher, but the Dax dropped 0.06 percent to 7,507.27 in Frankfurt. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 added 0.34 percent. In Madrid, IBEX was up 0.29 percent to 14,334.4 while the Paris CAC-40 gained 0.83 percent to 5,569.38. London’s markets were higher. The FTSE 100 added 0.37 percent to 6,220.1, while the FTSE 250 gained 0.22 percent to 10,969.5.

The New York equities markets were up in midday trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 0.51 percent higher to 13,302.95, while the Nasdaq had added 0.55 percent to 2,555.8 and the S&P 500 was up 0.51 percent as well, to 1,469.92.

Equities markets in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed Friday. India’s Sensex was the biggest mover of the day with a gain of 1.84 percent to 14,424.87. The other notable gainer was the Shanghai Composite, which was 1.49 percent higher to 5,107.67.

Decliners in the region included the Straits Times index in Singapore, which was 0.04 percent lower to 3,369.45. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 0.2 percent to 22,921.89, while the Kospi index fell 0.47 percent to 1,791.33 in South Korea. Taiwan’s Taiex was down 0.49 percent to 8,690.09. In Australia, meanwhile, the Sydney Ordinaries dropped 1.02 percent to 6,087.2 and the S&P/ASX200 was down 1.16 percent to 6,088.5. Tokyo’s markets were lower as well. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.41 percent to 16,248.97, while the Topix index was down 0.37 percent to 1,585.85 and the Mothers market declined 1.79 percent to 726.77.

Crude oil prices were up on the day but declined over the week, while metals prices were higher. Among agricultural commodities, both wheat and soybeans gained in price during the week.

The yen declined on the week. The euro and sterling both gained on the US dollar, while sterling was higher versus the shared currency.

Discuss this in the Finance Markets forums

Story link: Dax in slight decline among European gains


Add to Bookmarks:

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US     ADD TO DIGG     ADD TO FURL

ADD TO STUMBLEUPON     ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB     ADD TO GOOGLE     ADD TO SPURL

 

 

Previous: « Bonus reductions may slow London prices
Next: European markets mixed »

Visited 488 times, 1 so far today