Trading on the American market yesterday ended with the fall on the background of the day off in the United States, which has led to low trading volumes. Negative for the market was caused by investors' fears about the prospects for growth of the American economy in the face of slowing global GDP growth. Today, the course of trading may be affected by the data on the index of optimism in small businesses, in addition we should pay attention to corporate reports. The mood of investors will remain negative and in the near future, we do not expect it to improve. Our medium-term outlook for the American markets remains positive.
European stock markets showed a slight increase yesterday after falling last week. In connection with the holiday in the United States and the lack of important macro, the trading volumes were low. A major concern for investors is the decline in industrial production in Germany, the largest economy in Europe. Today the course of trading will be affected by the data on inflation in the UK (08:30 GMT) and industrial production in the Eurozone (09:00 GMT). We maintain a medium-term negative outlook for European stock markets due to the growing risk of an economic slowdown in the region and the low efficiency of stimulus measures from the ECB.
Asian stocks continued to fall following the American market. The Japanese index fell more than 2% after a day off yesterday, and due to the appreciation of the yen. Australian investors were disappointed by the data on the index of business confidence of the country, which fell to 5, which is 2 less than the previous figure and is a minimum figure for more than a year. The Chinese market also fell yesterday despite positive data on the growth of exports and imports. Investors still fear the consequences of the crisis in the construction sector of the country. We maintain a medium-term negative outlook for the markets in the region.