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February 19, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets finished mixed. As such, in Europe the British FTSE 100 closed with a 0.9% rise reaching 6,796.43 points, the German DAX 30 grew 0.03 percent up to 9,659.78 points whereas the French CAC 40 shed 0.1 percent down to 4,330.71 points.

In Russia, the MICEX index fell 0.22 percent down to 1,504.24 points, and the RTS index slumped 0.28 percent down to 1,343.62 points.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.15 percent down to 16,130.40 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 advanced 0.12 percent up to 1,840.76 points while the NASDAQ Composite dropped 0.68 percent down to 4,272.78 points.

The NYMEX price of March WTI oil futures rose by $2.13 stopping at $102.43 a barrel, and the price of the April future went up by $1.97 reaching $102.10 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the price of Brent oil futures for April delivery rose by $1.28, up to $110.46 a barrel.

Yesterday EUR/USD gained on closing and got fixed above 1.3750. This may allow the pair to go up to 1.3820.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

 

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