On Tuesday, the 13th of August 2019, a stack of European stock indices wrapped up the day higher despite a wrecked kick-off, while growth sectors led the charges in a majority of European bourses after US President Donald Trump and his administration had decided to delay a 10 percent tariff hike on particular China made goods, signalling a robust lift to a ravaged global sentiment, though multiple fund managers alongside analysts warned investors that the recent rally would likely to be short-lived amid heightening geo-political hobbles.
Although, a majority of European bourses had a hesitant start on Tuesday’s (August 13th), followed by reveal of media reports that Washington had decided to delay a 10 percent China tariff to avert a higher consumer spending during Christmas sales, European shares began to rub out their perilous outlook, while a cautious optimism over a near-term resumption of Sino-US trade talk had boosted market sentiment.
Meanwhile, labelling Tuesday’s (August 13th) upsurge as a relief rally after two weeks of nerve-wracking worries among investors over global growth concerns, shattered possibility of a near-term resolution of Sino-US trade dispute and an intensified political turmoil in Italy, a market analyst at City index, Ken Odeluga said, “What we are seeing now with this announcement is a clear positive development.
This definitely counts as a relief to markets because... this announcement shows the willingness to compromise from both sides. ” Citing statistics, on Tuesday’s (August 13th) market closure, the regional Pan-European STOXX 600 added 0.5 percent after falling as much as 0.8 percent during morning European trading hours, while trade-sensitive Frankfurt’s DAX soared 0.6 percent over progresses of an escalated Sino-US trade war to settle down at 11,750.13, French CAC 40 surged 0.99 percent to 5,363.07, and London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.33 percent to 7,250.90.
Elsewhere in Europe, troubled Italy’s FTSE MIB gained 1 percent on financials with Mote Dei Paschi winding down the day 7.2 percent higher, while Madrid’s IBEX 35 posted a modest gain of 0.22 percent to 8,695.10.