So far, the Eurozone’s investor confidence has shown weakness in March 2018. The Sentix Investor Confidence Index is 24.0 in March.
According to the report provided by Markit Economics, Japan’s services PMI stood at 51.7 in February—compared to 51.9 in January 2018.
According to a report by Markit Economics, the United Kingdom’s final services PMI improved strongly in February 2018—compared to January.
The Eurozone’s PMI was 56.2 in February—compared to 58 in January. The PMI didn’t meet the preliminary market estimation of 56.7.
Spain’s final services PMI showed a strong rise in February 2018. The PMI stood at 57.3 in February—compared to 56.9 in January.
France’s final services PMI was 57.4 in February—compared to 59.2 in January. The figure didn’t meet the initial estimate of 57.9.
According to data provided by Markit Economics, Germany’s final services PMI showed a weaker improvement in February 2018.
The US services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose in February 2018 after falling gradually in the past five months.
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), the iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU), and the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) fell 3.6%, 6.7%, and 2.9% in February.
On Thursday, the US Dollar Index started the day on a stable note and consolidated above opening prices in the early hours.