On Tuesday, European shares should begin trading above their opening level as steadiness was recovered in the area’s banking system before publishing French and Italian business trust data.
European stock markets are starting to get assured after the recent turmoil in the global banking sector, which saw the collapse of several US regional banks and the state-sponsored bailout of Credit Suisse by rival UBS.
In a statement by Reuters on Monday, UBS CEO Ralph Hamers said about the recent acquisition of Credit Suisse: “While we did not seek this deal, we were ready and saw it as an opportunity to accelerate our organization growth story. We did not purchase Credit Suisse just to shut it down.”
Central bank officials and policymakers insist that the banking system is safe, although concerns remain.
European bank stocks increased on Monday, reversing sharp falls over the past week, with European Central Bank officials insisting the region is now much more ready than it was for the 2008 crash.
Earlier this month, European Central Bank increased its interest rate by 50 basis points as a form of faith in the region’s banks while the officials keep fighting against lofty prices.
Friday’s inflation data should show an abrupt slowdown in February’s annual Consumer Price Index gains. Although core inflation is likely to have picked up, underscoring the need for European Central Bank vigilance.
European stock market review
- Pan-European Stoxx 600 index increased by 0.7% immediately after opening
- Banks saw an increase of 1.9%
- Credit Suisse increased by 3.4%
- After the recent turmoil, Deutsche Bank rose by 2%
- Mining stocks went up by 1.7%
- Oil and gas are up by 1.8%
Analysts are waiting for the March release of Italian and French business reliance data. On Monday, data from the IFO institute were released, and it showed that German business attitude increased unexpectedly in March regardless of the recent banking crisis.
In addition, the US stock futures increased overnight after the S&P 500 announced its third positive session.
US crude futures traded less than 0.1% at $72.73, and Brent contract declined by 0.5% to $77.36. Gold futures increased by 0.3% to $1,977.70/oz while EUR/USD is trading higher by 0.1% at 1.0811.