(AOF) – While the Chinese, Japanese, British and American markets remained closed on Monday, European stock markets closed the first session of 2023 on a positive note. Atos shined on the stock market. Digital service company gains 20% on SBF 120 and SRD market. Airbus could take a minority stake in Evidian, the cybersecurity arm of Atos. Société Générale bank stock was allotted at 2.5% following its merger with Credit du Nord. The CAC 40 and the Eurostoxx gain respectively 1.87% and 1.77% to 6,594 points and 3,860 points.
In Europe, the Italian bank
Monte dei Paschi
(MPS) rose by 6.2% to 2.04 euros on the Milan Stock Exchange. The establishment assured on Monday that thanks to the “positive conclusion” of its capital increase of 2.5 billion euros, the “significant doubts” about the continuation of its activity had been removed. This capital increase, carried out in November, constituted “a positive turning point in the management of the bank”, said Mps in a statement sent to Consob, the watchman of the Italian Stock Exchange.
started 2023 by occupying the head of the SBF 120 index at 20% at 10.82 euros. This jump follows the information transmitted by Les Echos and Reuters on the possible acquisition of a minority stake by Airbus in the capital of Evidian, the digital and cybersecurity arm of Atos. “According to various sources, the aircraft manufacturer is in preliminary talks with Atos to acquire a minority stake in Evidian’s capital,” the French economic and financial newspaper indicated. The share of Airbus gains 2.56% to 113.86 euros.
(+3% to 24.18 euros) announces that on 1 January 2023 it has completed the legal merger of its two retail banking networks in France, Société Générale and Crédit du Nord Group. SG is now the Group’s new retail bank in France. Banque SG aims to be a leading banking partner on the French market serving 10 million customers and to be in the top 3 for customer satisfaction.
The contraction in the eurozone manufacturing sector was in line with expectations in December. The purchasing managers’ index thus stands at 47.8. This indicator also had risen to 47.8 in November. A PMI below 50 signals a contraction in the sector.
The contraction in the German manufacturing sector was slightly less significant than initially announced in December. The Purchasing Managers’ Index came in at 47.1 against a first estimate of 47.4. This indicator had risen to 47.4 in November. A PMI below 50 signals a contraction in the sector.
The contraction in the French manufacturing sector was greater than initially announced in December. The Purchasing Managers’ Index came in at 49.2 against a consensus of 48.9. This indicator had also risen to 48.9 in November. A PMI below 50 signals a contraction in the sector.
At around 5:30 pm, the euro lost 0.44% to $1.0655.