US stocks: stocks fell after the report is published by Apple
World markets on Thursday looks ambiguous after the announcement of the outcome of the U.S. Federal reserve meeting on rates. The U.S. financial regulator decided to keep the rate at its current level of 2.25–2.5% per annum. Main US stock indexes on Wednesday have decreased on 0,6–0,8% against the publication of a report to Apple, which reported a decline in quarterly revenue of 5% in annual terms — up to 58 billion dollars, while the market expected a figure of 57.5 billion dollars. While iPhone sales dropped by 17% to $ 31 billion.
European stock markets have erased after the Bank of England as expected kept the key interest rate at 0.75% and the assets purchase from the market of 435 billion pounds. In addition, the British financial regulator raised its forecast of GDP growth for the 2019-2021 years, the forecast for 2019 is improved to 1.5% from 1.2%.
Published on Thursday statistics on the Eurozone was better than expected. Thus, the index of business activity in the field of industrial production (PMI) and the region in April rose to 47.9 points from the March was 47.5 points, while the market thought of grow to 47.8 points.
Better than other European indices overcame Germany’s DAX, which is up due to the growth of the shares of the carmaker Volkswagen, reporting about the good operating profit.
Asian markets are also mixed ahead of the next round of talks between the US and China. ____________________