At the Xetra close of trading, the index was calculated at 13.217,67 points, an increase of 0,18 percent compared to the previous day's close. According to market observers, investors are pleased with the unexpectedly good ZEW data, but are still eagerly awaiting the upcoming meeting of the US Federal Reserve.
Shortly before the close of trading, Bayer shares were at the top of the price list, with gains of over two percent, ahead of Heidelbergcement and Fresenius. The shares of Deutsche Bank ranked with price losses of over two percent in the red at the end of the list, behind the stocks of Continental and MTU Aero Engines. The European common currency trended slightly weaker on Tuesday afternoon. One euro cost 1,1847 US dollars (-0,17 percent).