The AEX is 0.2% higher at 740.2 points. On Thursday, the main index closed with a 0.7% gain. The AMX gains 0.5% to 1043.8 points.
The DAX is up 0.2%, as is the UK’s FTSE 100, France’s CAC 40 plus 0.4%.
In Italy, the state of emergency was extended until the end of this year due to the high number of corona infections.
Stock markets in Asia are mixed. The number of increasing cases of the coronavirus and the delta variant are depressing the chance of economic growth, according to brokers in the region.
The Hangseng index fell 1.2%, the Shenzhen index in China and the Shanghai index fell 1.4% and 0.7% respectively.
In New York, the futures of the major exchanges before opening at 3:30 p.m. are 0.1% to 0.3% higher.
On Thursday evening, markets closed higher, despite a disappointing number of unemployment claims. Tech stocks were in the crosshairs here. Salesforce won 2.5%. Figures from chipmaker Intel disappointed investors.
According to trader Cees Smit of Today’s, the after-hours increased shares of the reporting Snapchat and Twitter give support.
The euro was trading a fraction higher at $1.17741. The British pound is falling.
With the main funds, LED producer Signify is in the red at 7.5%.
Steelmaker ArcelorMittal tops the list of winners with a 1.8% profit. Retail property fund Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield follows thanks to 1.6% price gain.
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