Leading index AEX larger than ever: Amsterdam Stock Exchange reaches document ranges | EUROtoday

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Trading flooring of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange
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Despite political crises and financial uncertainty: the main index AEX within the fifth largest EU financial system is larger than ever. Companies from the tech sector provide optimistic information.

Okstruggle in Ukraine and Gaza? Houthi assaults on cargo ships within the Red Sea? Is inflation nonetheless too excessive, rising prices in corporations and weakening the buying energy of shoppers? The Dutch inventory market is at present coping with political and financial difficulties: The main index AEX of the 25 most vital shares in Amsterdam reached document ranges final week, closing at virtually 852 factors, which have by no means been reached earlier than. On Monday it continued to rise barely throughout buying and selling.

The AEX is following go well with with its German and American counterparts, which additionally just lately reached highs. There is hope on the markets that central banks will quickly be capable of decrease rates of interest once more after that they had just lately raised them shortly, however with out – and that is typically forgotten – even coming near compensating for the quickly monumental inflation charges. In the Netherlands, based on the harmonized index HICP, shopper costs rose by virtually 12 p.c in 2022 and nonetheless by 4 p.c within the following 12 months 2023.