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Euromarkets Return To A Downtrend

By Panayiotis MiltiadousMarket OverviewAug 11, 2015 06:22AM ET
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Euromarkets Return To A Downtrend
By Panayiotis Miltiadous   |  Aug 11, 2015 06:22AM ET
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The European markets began under the weight of the export sector, with the indices recording losses after the news that China proceeded with a devaluation of its currency.

The British FTSE 100 index fell by 0.51% at 6,698 points, the German DAX recorded a fall of 0.70% at 11,524 points and the French CAC 40 moved downwards by 0.66% at 5,161 points.

European STOXX 600 index fell by 0.43% at 398.09 points.

On the board, the companies that derive a significant portion of their revenues from exports recorded significant losses, as it is estimated that the devaluation of the Chinese yuan will hurt their sales. BMW (XETRA:BMWG) and Daimler AG NA O.N. (XETRA:DAIGn) lost over 1.8%, while the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (PARIS:LVMH) and Swatch Group (SIX:UHR) made losses of more than 2.2%.

Also, Adecco (SIX:ADEN) fell by 3.3%, as it announced that the profits and revenues of the second quarter were lower than expected. The company's profit was €177 million, while analysts expected it to reach €182 million.

In contrast, Konecranes Oyj (LONDON:0MET) increased by 24%, after the agreement that occurred for the merger with Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Earlier, it became known that the Central Bank of China proceeded with a devaluation of the yuan with the Chinese currency to decline almost to a 3-year low. The devaluation was around 2%.

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