The DAX Index Broadly Gained, As Political Situation in Italy Eased
DAX grew 1.06% to trade at 12,738. The Index has broadly improved thanks to news, that came from Italy, where coalition government has been finally formed. Now, Giuseppe Conte as Prime Minister, Giovanni Tria as economy minister and Paolo Savona as EU affairs minister. 5-Star and League leaders Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini will be vice premiers. The new Cabinet is yet to face a confidence vote in both houses. Overall, the whole political situation has eased. German and Eurozone Manufacturing PMIs lived up to projections. Today, the US releases nonfarm payrolls and wage growth data.
In the first quarter, German data pointed at a slowdown, but, things are getting better now. On Wednesday, retail sales increased 2.3%, marking a 5-month maximum. German Preliminary Consumer Price Index is expected to lift to 0.3% in May. Eurostat forecast Consumer Price Index Flash Estimate to surge to a yearly maximum of 1.9%. Core Consumer Price Index Flash Estimate rose to an 8-month maximum of 1.1%. Inflation is still far from ECB 2% target.