Markets Eager for News

February 12, 2015

Yesterday world financial markets closed mainly with a slight fall in expectation of the results of the eurozone finance ministers regarding the situation in Greece. In Europe as such, the British FTSE 100 shed 0.16 percent down to 6,818.17 points, the French CAC 40 dropped 0.35 percent down to 4,679.38 points, and the German DAX was down by 0.02 percent closing at 10,752.11 points.

In Russia, the MICEX index advanced 1.22 percent up to 1,763.60 points, and the RTS index grew 0.78 percent up to 832.33 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones fell 0.04 percent down to 17,861.95 points, the S&P 500 shed 0.01 percent down to 2,068.44 points while the NASDAQ grew 0.28 percent up to 4,801.18 points.

The NYMEX price of WTI oil for March went down by $1.18 and made $48.84 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the price of Brent oil futures for March dropped by $1.77 and reached $54.66 a barrel.

On the Forex market, there are no new developments with EUR/USD – it’s at a standstill as before.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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