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Today we have published figures for the UK retail sales, which accounted for June y / y +1.6% (+2.3% while the forecast), the June m / m +0.1% (the forecast of +0.6%). Eurozone balance of payments, seasonally adjusted in May amounted to 10.9 billion (forecast at 5.3).
The focus of the market is an auction of government bonds in Spain, which will be held today. As well as news on the U.S. labor market, which will be released today at 15:30 in Kiev.
FTSE 100 5,694.31 +8.54 +0.15%
DAX 6,704.11 +19.69 +0.29%
CAC 3,240.78 +5.38 +0.17%
Favorably to the results of the stock market had a Novartis AG (Switzerland). Despite the fact that the company's net profit in the I half of 2012 decreased by 9% to $ 5.06 billion against $ 5.547 billion dollars during the same period a year earlier, Novartis shares rose in price by 0.64%.
Against this backdrop, shares of GlaxoSmithKline rose by 0,01%, Bayer - by 1.22%.
Also reported a positive company Saab AB. Net income for the I half of 2012 rose 16% year on year and amounted to 803 million Swedish kronor (115 million dollars). Paper companies have increased in price by 0.43%.
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