American corporation McDonald's reported a decrease in sales in the US in the second quarter of this year by 2%. Analysts had forecast a decline of 1.5%. Sales in Europe grew by 1.2% thanks to strong results in the UK. Results from Asia also disappointed in connection with last year's scandal about the safety of the food in the restaurants of the company. The company's profit amounted to 1.2 billion dollars against 1.39 billion in the same period last year. We expect a decrease in quotations of 12-15% per annum in the medium term.