This corresponds to an increase of 0,2 percent compared to the previous trading day. The European Central Bank (ECB) will announce its latest interest rate decision at 13:45 p.m.
An interest rate increase is excluded. The central bank will probably stick to its ultra-loose monetary policy. At midday, the papers from Continental, Henkel and Heidelbergcement are at the top of the price list. Contrary to the negative trend, the shares of Covestro, Munich Re and Bayer are currently at the bottom of the list. The Nikkei index had recently increased and closed at 23.235,47 points (+0,88 percent). The European common currency trended stronger on Thursday afternoon. One euro cost 1,1836 US dollars (+0,28 percent).