Around 2 p.m., the main gauge in Amsterdam is at 565.5 points. The Midkap index reduced the loss to 0.4% at 767.6 points.
Elsewhere in Europe, the picture is also mixed: the DAX index in Frankfurt gains 0.4%. The Ifo index for the German business climate rose from 86.3 in July to 90.5 in August. The CAC-40 index is at 0.1% loss. In London, the FTSE100 is at a loss of 0.1%.
The increase in numbers of infections dominates stock market sentiment, according to broker IG. In Spain and Belgium, for example, new peaks were reported last weekend, after France had previously indicated that the virus is resurfacing in some places.
In the Netherlands there is also increasing evidence that the number of infections is rising. The British government has introduced a quarantine obligation on people coming from Spain. “The eurozone is going to shrink 12% year on year,” said lead economist Luc Aben of Van Lanschot Bankiers. Particularly because consumer confidence is starting to falter in the faltering economy, he says. Lending is used by businesses and consumers to build buffers – not to spend. In the US, Aben even foresees a decline of -30% to -35% in the second quarter.
The stock exchanges in New York are according to the futures before opening at 3.30 pm at 0.3% to 0.5 profit, but technology exchange Nasdaq stands out with an increase of 0.9%.
The euro soared 0.7% to $ 1,173. Brent oil lost 0.3%.
KPN is getting hit
The share KPN (-4.5%) was received negatively after reporting its quarterly results. The telecom company will maintain the interim dividend in August. KPN also reported to confirm its forecast for 2020. But for investment bank Jefferies, it is a disappointment that the largest telecom company in the Netherlands reported that the consequences of the corona crisis cannot be properly estimated.
According to ING, the results are as expected. However, the business branch is recovering later than previously reported, where the risks have become greater than in the consumer branch that did good business because of corona, according to ING.
ABN Amro lost 1.9%, Aegon fell 0.5%, ASR 1% lost, ING lost 1.4%.
The big winners are still among them Adyen, that 2.6% is in green. Just Eat Takeaway plus 1.5%.
Of the heavyweights state ASML just 0.1% in the red, while sector colleague ASMI wins 0.7%. Shell becomes 0.5% more expensive. The 1.3% profit for Unilever on average it pulls in the right direction.
Irish budget airline Ryanair warns that a second wave of the corona virus in Europe could push the recovery for airlines to next year. Easyjet lost 10% on the stock market, all major carriers in Europe fell sharply and investors did Air France KLM-Shares on sale: -3.4%.
Also in the Midkap index: a loss of 6% for fertilizer farmers OCI. JPMorgan analysts have repeated their selling advice and a share price target of € 9.50 this morning, following a report with the same conclusion a month ago.
Sportschoolketen Basic-Fit heats up 4.9%.
The gold market remains in the spotlight. The gold price rose to a record high of $ 1944.71 per troy ounce (31.1 grams) on Monday. This broke the 2011 record of $ 1921.17.
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