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+++ Stock market ticker +++ – SMI in the minus – North korea worries and "Irma" determine the course News

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 | Economy

As of 10.20, Zurich will lose 1.2% to 279.1 Swiss francs and Swiss Re 1.6% to 83.2 Swiss francs. They were even more marked in the downturn: Swiss Re (-2.4%) and Zurich (-2.1%). A decline is also observed in the overall market (SMI). It slips by 0.54%. International reinsurance companies also report: Munich Re (-0.6%) and Hannover Re (-0.8%). The fact that insurers across Europe are under pressure is also reflected in the industry index STOXX 600 Insurance (-0.7%).
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The British homeowner Barratt Development has disappointed investors on Wednesday with a cautious outlook. The papers fell by up to 4.6 percent to a four-week low of 595 pence. And this despite the fact that the company also announced a special dividend and a high dividend yield of 6.9 percent. They held the red lantern in the London index.
#Barratt Developments increases the number of #Dividende after record year: https://t.co/pU2hqVn8Bb pic.twitter.com/mcCOkROdmF
– MyDividends (@mydividends) September 6, 2017
The Swiss Market Index (SMI) fell by 0.7 percent to 8810 points shortly after the opening of trading. In particular, the investors around North Korea continue to invest. Moreover, with a view to the ECB's decision to raise interest rates on the next day, restraint should be announced.
The situation on the Korean peninsula remains tense. Panic-like sales have so far however remained, a dealer notes. However, the tone has intensified overnight. North Korea is threatening the USA and the world in the event of new sanctions with counter-measures.
Larger release printing goes as on Tuesday of the banks. UBS shares are 0.8 percent, while Credit Suisse shares 1.3 percent. CS President Urs Rohner has commented on the regulatory environment for financial institutions in Europe. He hopes to reduce the hurdles for large, cross-border banking fusions. At UBS, there appears to be an interest in HSBC's Latin American customers, according to agency reports from an internal memo of the British bank hervorging.
Further contributions are also observed with the insurers Zurich (-1.4 percent) and Swiss Re (-1.7 percent). In the US, "Harvey" threatens the next storm. The hurricane "Irma" has built itself over the Atlantic to a hurricane of the highest category and is heading towards the coast of Florida.
The major weightings Novartis (-0.4 percent), Roche (-0.5 percent) and Nestlé (-0.7 percent) can not escape the general downtrend.
Strong taxes were recorded in Straumann's broader business (-2.4 percent). The Group has placed 430'000 shares from its own portfolio with institutional investors at a price of CHF 600 per share. The dental implant specialist will then be able to finance CHF 260 million, which will finance the recently announced strategic acquisitions and investment in orthodontics (ClearCorrect) and digital dental medicine (DentalWings, RapidShape). In the middle of August Straumann had sold off his own shares because of too low prices.
In addition, Von Roll (-1.4 percent) announced that Stephan Kellmann, the long-term financial director, will leave the company. And the investment company EEII, which is targeting Russia and Ukraine, suffered another loss in the first half of the year.
The euro hardly moved on Wednesday. In the morning, the common currency costs 1.1920 US dollars, which is a little more than the previous evening. The euro also remained stable in the Swiss franc, trading at 1.1383 Swiss francs. Meanwhile, the US dollar is still trading at 0.9549 Swiss francs.
Meanwhile, the stock exchange is closed in Japan and other parts of Asia. The ongoing smoldering Korean crisis also left the investors in the Far East on Wednesday's stomach. However, according to traders, the lower courses attracted bargain hunters, especially in Tokyo.
The Nikkei index closed at 19.357 points, down 0.1%. Previously, it had fallen by 0.7 percent to four-month low of 19,254 points. The broader topix index even turned slightly up 0.1 percent. With purchases, investors reacted to the rise of Japan Post Holdings and Recruit Holdings to the Nikkei Index: Japan Post closed nearly two percent and Recruit nearly eight percent higher.
The government in Pyongyang had threatened the US with "other gift packages" after the nuclear test on the weekend. "The risks emanating from the Korean peninsula have left a deep impression, especially in East Asia," said Kota Hirayama, an analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities.
Nuclear conflict: North Korea wants to answer sanctions with counteroffensive https://t.co/Zcnn4f3o6n
– Frank Walle (@Frank_Walle) 6 September 2017
The stock market in Seoul tipped slightly, the leading index lost 0.3 percent. Autowerte was under pressure. Hyundai and Kia lost three and four percent respectively. Investors fear problems in the Chinese market. The exchange in Shanghai was hardly changed.
The Swiss Market Index declines by 0.3 percent in the pre-market, which Julius Baer calculates. In yesterday's trading, the lead index rose marginally from 0.1 percent to 8870 points.
In addition to the continuing smoldering North Korean crisis, investor sentiments revolve around the ECB Council meeting on Thursday. ECB boss Mario Draghi is looking forward to a balancing act during the press conference, said Didier Saint-Georges, managing director of Carmignac. He had to prepare investors for a tightening of monetary policy without frightening them and triggering turbulences.
The only positive SMI title is pre-market Roche with plus 0.2 percent. The drug Alecensa reduces the risk of the disease spreading to the brain in patients with a certain form of lung cancer, much stronger than the Pfizer drug Xalkori. This is demonstrated by new clinical data.
All other values ​​in the lead index range between minus 0.24 and 0.54 percent.
On Wednesday, the oil prices were able to keep their gains on the previous day to a large extent. In the morning a barrel (159 liters) of the North Sea Brent cost for delivery in October 53,16 US dollar. That was 22 cents less than on Tuesday. The price of a barrel of the American variety West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell by nine cents to 48.57 dollars.
On Tuesday the oil prices had grown by more than a dollar. This is due to the fact that numerous refineries in the Gulf of Mexico have resumed their operations after they had to be closed mainly because of the Harvey hurricane. The higher refining demand for crude oil is fueling oil prices.
New harsh hurricane Irma could threaten the region. Weather forecasts do not indicate at present that the Gulf region could be affected. On the oil market, however, the market participants are watching closely the course of the storm.
Tropical Storm in Approach – Extremely Dangerous Hurricane "Irma" approaches first Caribbean islands https://t.co/GGKt6lJiPm
– FOCUS Panorama (@focuspanorama) September 6, 2017
The Nikkei index temporarily fell to the lowest level in four months. The government in Pyongyang had threatened the US with "other gift packages" after the nuclear test on the weekend. This also affected Wall Street on Tuesday.
The Nikkei index, comprising 225 stocks, was 0.3 percent lower at 19,326 points. The broader topix index fell 0.2 percent and was 1588 points.
#Nikkei 225 Index: 19266 ⬇︎ -0.9% – 7-day low # NI225 #OANDA pic.twitter.com/0TeFD2UNmv
– OANDA Alarm (@OALAlarm) 6. September 2017
The stock market in Shanghai was down 0.3 percent. The index of the main companies in Shanghai and Shenzen lost 0.4 percent. The MSCI index for Asian equities outside Japan fell by 0.5 percent.
One euro was valued at 1.1911 dollars, barely changed to late New York trade. The dollar traded at 108.70 yen after 108.80 yen in the US.
(Cash / AWP / Reuters)


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