International companies reveal conflicting financial data
03/2/2018 12:00 am
[rtl]The most important economic events
Capitals / follow-up morning
The results of the major quarterly companies were prominent in the most important events in the global markets by the end of the week, as well as the continued losses of the US dollar and the "Betcquin"; a volatile situation within the global stock markets as well as several important economic indicators in the United States and the euro zone.
A number of major companies reported their results for the fourth quarter of last year, with figures exceeding expectations, another revealing a conflict of indicators and a third unveiling data that fails to meet expectations.
The companies that disclosed their financial statements for the period from October to December, "Vodafone" and "Facebook" and "Royal Dutch Shell" and "Apple" and "Amazon" and "Alibaba" and "Alfabat."
At the same time, car companies revealed mixed sales in the United States in January after strong demand from the results of 2017. Global stocks The stock markets around the world fluctuated in performance during the first session of February after strong gains recorded in the first month of 2018.
Although the decline in the US stock indexes at closing, but the Dow Jones rose alone, in a volatile session after strong monthly gains, with the Dow Jones and the Standard & Poor's, the best monthly performance since March 2016 while the Nasdaq has the best Has been performing since October 2015.
Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said US equity and bond markets are currently in a bubble and that the US is moving towards a long-term increase in interest rates.
While European stocks fell massively at the end of the session as the corporate earnings season continued, and the strength of the euro, Germany's DAX recorded sharp losses.
At the end of the session, Japanese equity indexes rose with the weak performance of the yen to record the Nikkei first gain in 7 sessions and monthly gains in January reached 1.5 percent. Economic indicators
Official authorities in several economies have revealed positive and negative indicators and data regarding their performance during the past period.
Industrial activity has seen declines in the United States, the euro zone and the United Kingdom, but grew at the fastest pace in four years in Japan, Market said.
The US Department of Labor said jobless claims fell by 1,000 to 230,000 in the week ending Jan. 26, exceeding expectations of 237,000.
US productivity fell in the fourth quarter of last year for the first time since 2016, while house prices in the UK saw a surprise jump, contrary to expectations.
In the White Bear country, Russia's economy grew 1.5 percent year-on-year for the first time in three years after a 0.2 percent contraction in 2016 as oil prices recovered and activity accelerated.
Gold and Oil Gold
prices rose as the session settled, supported by notable fluctuations in the global equity markets and the continued decline of the US dollar.
Oil prices also rose at the end of the session to continue gains recorded last month, as the conflict between OPEC and US rocky oil continued, and Goldman Sachs predicted a rebalancing of the market.
US oil production rose 384,000 barrels per day (bpd) in November to 10.038 million bpd for the first time in 48 years. Forex Currencies continue to lose losses to fall below half a trillion dollars after losing $ 35 billion in a few hours. The "Pitcuen" currency also tumbled to a 10-thousand-dollar low during the weekend.[/rtl]