FrankfurtIn several states today is a holiday – and yet is traded in Frankfurt. The prospect of a US interest rate cut spurred the German stock market on Thursday. The Dax starts with 0.95 percent plus and is in the morning at 12,425 meters. The previous year's high of 12,435 points is getting closer.
The MDax, which owns mid-sized companies, gained 0.86 percent on Corpus Christi to 25,724.47. The EuroStoxx 50, the leading index of the Eurozone, is comparably strong.
In the Dax, the rally continues therefore on Thursday. It was previously driven by the hope of even lower interest rates. On Tuesday, ECB President Mario Draghi had made with his monetary policy statements for course fantasies, Wednesday evening put Fed Chairman Jerome Powell after.
Although the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, possible cuts in the second half of the year were hinted at. In the markets, a cut in the key rate is already expected for July.
With the interest rate decision, Fed Chairman Powell managed not to unsettle the markets. "Passed the exam" comments our correspondent Katharina Kort.
The New York stock exchanges closed slightly in the plus. The Dow Jones Index of Standards closed 0.2 percent higher at 26,504 points. The broader S & P 500 moved 0.3 percent to 2926 meters. The index of the technology exchange Nasdaq improved by 0.4 percent to 7987 points.
Deutsche Bank: Deutsche Bank shares fell 0.8 percent, according to a report on money laundering investigations. According to a report in the New York Times, the bank is threatened with new trouble in the US. The authorities there investigated whether the Frankfurt money house adheres to anti-money laundering laws, according to seven people familiar with the matter.
Rocket Internet: According to a magazine report, Rocket Internet CEO Oliver Samwer is preparing for the company's withdrawal from the stock market. The stock rose on Thursday by up to 8.7 percent. The "Manager Magazin" reported, citing business circles, that the supervisory board had already spoken about privatization.
In the background a team works out the most meaningful structure for such a deal. Officially, it says "No comment," the magazine continued. Rocket Internet was not initially reachable for comment.
Samwer owns or through its foundation currently about 44 percent of the shares of Rocket Internet. Other major shareholders include United Internet and British fund manager Baillie Gifford. The company is currently valued at 3.9 billion euros.
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