07 February 2014: ECB Keeps Its Soft Stimulation Of The Economy
DAILY MARKET REVIEWS
By Kristina Leonova: Analyst in Portfolio Asset Management Department.
This morning, positive external background remains in the markets. Among the main factors pushing indices to move up, is the preservation of soft stimulating policy in the Eurozone and expectation of data on the level of Private Non-farm Payrolls and unemployment rate in the USA for December, which will be published in the second part of the day.
Yesterday, the European Central Bank declared preservation of the interest rate at the former level of 0.25%. At a traditional press conference, the president of ECB, Mario Dragi, confirmed that the bank will start to take measures only if forecasts on inflation will start to become worse, and turbulence of the currency market will increase. Inflation in the Eurozone was unexpectedly slowed down to 0.7% per annum following the results of December, which became its lowest value since 2009.
Published macroeconomic data in the U. S. yesterday was also rather positive, primary jobless claims made 331 thousand when what was expected was 335 thousands, decreasing by 20 thousand from last month. Non-farm Productivity made 3.2%, 2.5% was expected.
This helped American indices to close the trading session in a green zone. The Dow Jones industrial average index increased by 1.22% reaching the level of 15628.53, S&P 500 increased by 1.24% to the level of 1773.43 points, and Nasdaq Composite added 1.14% in value, finishing the trading session on a level of 4057.12 points.
Today, the attention of the investors is going to be directed towards employment change in the non-agriculture sector in January, which, with a high probability, will significantly affect both dynamics of the trading session in the USA, and closing of the European exchange markets. It is expected that growth of the number of workplaces in January made 185000, after growth of 74000 in December. Strong data could lead to a continuation of growth of profitability of state bonds. Weak numbers could raise doubts in expediency of turning of the QE program.
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