France Stock Market Index (FR40)

The CAC 40 closed 28 points or 0.5% higher at 6,386 on Friday, extending gains to late 2000 levels, and advanced 1.8% from last week, on a strong earnings season. Credit Agricole net profit surged 64% to €1.05 billion during the first quarter, largely surpassing expectations of €729 million, underpinned by trading activities and a … Read more

South Africa Stock Market Index (Composite)

The FTSE/JSE All Share Index extended gains for the third session on Friday and is heading for a nearly 2% weekly gain, as investors remained hopeful about a strong global economic recovery while cautiously awaited a scheduled review of South Africa’s sovereign credit by Moody’s later in the day. Upbeat economic data from major economies … Read more

Germany Stock Market Index (DE30)

European stock markets extended their gains on Friday to end the week on a positive note, with the benchmark DAX closing around 15,370 on the back of upbeat economic data and a strong earnings season. German industrial production rose in March by the most in five months, while better-than-expected exports and imports figures from Europe’s … Read more