The mood of investors in the United States is deteriorating due to the completion of the program of quantitative easing, as well as the expectation of negative influence on the global economic slowdown, on the GDP growth in the United States. Weakening demand for American goods and strengthening of the dollar may have a negative impact on the future prospects for growth in the United States. In America today, is the day off, and tomorrow we should pay attention to the data on the index of optimism in small business. The attention of investors is also drawn to the corporate reporting season, which started last week. We maintain a medium-term negative outlook for the American indexes.
European stocks last week showed the maximum decrease from May 2012 against the background of deteriorating investor sentiment. At the moment, the macroeconomic indicators in the euro area are gradually deteriorating and comments by representatives of the ECB indicate the weakness of the regional economy at a time when economic stimulus measures have no positive results. Today the course of trading may be influenced by the news from the meeting of finance ministers of the euro area, and tomorrow we should pay attention to the industrial production in the euro area and inflation data in the UK. We maintain a medium-term negative outlook for European indexes.
Markets in the Asia-Pacific region are moving in different directions. Thus, the Japanese market is closed today due to the holiday, but the strengthening of the yen negatively affects the investor sentiment. The Chinese stock market is gradually growing on a background of positive data on the trade balance of the country, where despite the reduction in trade surplus of the country to 31 billion vs. 41.2 billion, exports grew by 15.3% and imports by 7%, which indicates an increase in consumption in the country increasing demand for Chinese goods overseas. The Australian market is falling due to the deteriorating sentiment in the United States and Europe. We maintain a medium-term negative outlook for the markets in the region.