The main stock indices in Europe rose on Thursday following the American ones, despite the unexpected decision of the European Central Bank to raise the interest rate. German DAX added 0.97%, British FTSE 100 - 1.95%, French CAC 40 - 1.19%.
Yesterday, the ECB raised the rate to a new all-time high of 4.5%. Analysts did not expect such a move from him, believing that his actions will be softer amid the weakness of Europe's leading economy - the German one. According to the head of MPPM Guillermo Hernandez Sampere, which was reported by Bloomberg agency before the publication of the results of the meeting, the tightening of monetary policy increases the risk of a decline in the stock market, even if the economic statistics will be positive.
U.S. key indices rose within 1%. As reported by "Prime", this was facilitated by the hopes of players for a "soft landing" of the U.S. economy, strengthened against the background of data on retail sales in the country for August - the latter exceeded expectations, increasing by 0.6% compared to July. Analysts had forecasted a 0.2% growth.