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The mood among investors uncertain, is not yet resolved the issue of raising the U.S. debt limit. The White House on Tuesday made it clear that it will not block the Republicans in Congress introduced a bill on the short-term, until May 19, raising the U.S. debt ceiling, according to The Wall Street Journal.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said that if the bill is approved discussed the two chambers and the president comes to the table, he "will not let" its entry into force.
Democrats have a majority in the Senate, according to reports, will also support the project.
Also the market in anticipation of the publication on Thursday will be preliminary data on business activity in the services and industrial sectors eurozone (purchasing managers' index, PMI). Values of both indicators calculated Markit Economics, supposedly improved this month, but remained below 50 - the watershed between the growth and the weakening of activity.
FTSE 100 6,188.72 +9.55 +0.15%
DAX 7,715.74 +19.53 +0.25%
CAC 3,734.30 -4.14 -0.18%
Quotes securities Unilever rose at auction in London for 2.3%. Net profit of the company for the past fingoda increased from 4.25 billion to 4.48 billion euros. Quarterly revenue rose by 7.8%, exceeding the consensus forecast (6.3%).
The stock price of the world's largest mining group BHP Billiton Ltd. rose by 1.1% on a good production data for October-December: the increase in iron ore and hydrocarbons 3%, coal - 5%. BHP expects production growth of iron ore in the current fingodu by 5%. In addition, the company expects to increase production of copper concentrate in Chile Escondida mine by 20%.
Novartis AG stock value rose by 1.8%, as drugmaker expects renewed growth in earnings next year.
Shares of Alcatel-Lucent France rose by 4.7% due to the increase of its rating from "neutral" to "sell" the bank Citi.
Market price of Siemens AG fell 1.3%. Earnings Europe's largest engineering holding from continuing operations declined in October-December by 1.4% - up to 1.3 billion euros, exceeding expectations. However, investors are concerned about the reduction in new orders of 3% in the last quarter.
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