On Friday, December 21st, the European shares had closed slightly higher, regaining from earlier heavy losses, as comments from a US policymaker quieted some concerns over the Wednesday’s rate hike and the threat of a US government shutdown.
After testing November 2016 low, earlier in the Friday session, the Pan-European STOXX 600 closed 0.03 percent up, which appeared to be a mere consolation. None the less, the index had still remained on course for its worst month since 2016, amid worries of sluggish economic growth and tightened corporate earning in a market, that had been suffering extravagantly for the past few months.
After experiencing a session of inveterate inflammation, later part of the day, a comment from the New York FED president John Williams helped the price indexes straightened a little bit, as the New York FED president had been quoted saying that the FED would be considering their monetary policy regarding next year’s forecasted hikes, in the wake of squeezing global economy.
A market analyst at CMC Markets UK, David Madden, said, “It has been a rough week for equities as investors are worried about the state of the global economy, but comments from John Williams, a U.S. central banker, have eased concerns a little”.