Positive Rates on Closing

April 17, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets closed on the up. As such, in Europe the British FTSE 100 grew 0.65 percent up to 6,584.17 points, the German DAX 30 advanced 1.57 percent up to 9,317.82 points, and the French CAC 40 picked up 1.39 percent 4,405.66 points.

In Russia, the MICEX index grew 0.9 percent up to 1,322.60 points and the RTS index – 1.1 percent up to 1,154.31 points.

In the United States, the Dow Jones gained 1 percent making 16,424.85 points, the S&P 500 grew 1.05 percent up to 1,862.31 points, and the NASDAQ advanced 1.29 percent up to 4,086.23 points.

The NYMEX price of May WTI oil futures rose by $0.01 and reached $103.76 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the June future for Brent oil went up by $0.24 and made $109.60 a barrel.

On the Forex market, EUR/USD closed with a token rise. Today the pair is moving up towards the gap.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst


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