On Friday, the 12th of April 2019, most of the European stock exchanges had rounded off the day higher, as London, Paris and Germany, all scored heavy gains. Friday’s (April 12th) upsurge had largely been pushed by signs of stabilizations of a slowing Chinese economy and a robust gain of JPMorgan & Co., pronouncing an upbeat start of US earnings season.
As a bullish bias of US stocks had spread across the Atlantic, the Pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the day 0.16 percent higher, although the regional stock index had botched to post a weekly gain, after two consecutive weeks of gains.
Italy surged to an eight-month high during the intra-day trading on Friday (April 12th) before closing the day with a 0.8 percent rise, while Germany trade-sensitive DAX had winded up the day 0.5 percent high. London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.26 percent, while Paris’s CAC 40 added 0.31 percent, largely boosted by gains of banks and auto shares in the wake of an upcoming trade talk with United States on retaliatory tariff issue, as European bank index had rocketed to a five-months high, draped the day 1.9 percent higher.
Citing impacts of an affirmative Chinese data, an analyst at Spreadex, Connor Campbell said, “The markets seems to have shaken off the negative aspects of the Chinese trade data, but it’s a minor rise at the end of a fairly limp week”.