Europe Reduces Gas Demand Amidst Ukraine Crisis

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe has decreased its gas demand by 20 percent, reaching the lowest level in a decade. Consumption has been curbed, and gas from Russia has been replaced by LNG (liquefied natural gas). The decline has been particularly noticeable in large countries such as Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, […]

Chinese Central Bank Takes Aggressive Measures Amidst Economic Challenges

With the aim of ensuring a smooth post-Chinese New Year return, the central bank has moved its pieces in advance by implementing the most significant cut in interest rates, particularly on the prime rate crucial for the chain of mortgage loans. Currently, the calming effect is observed mainly in the stock markets. The Shanghai Composite […]

Cocoa Prices Soar: Challenges and Impacts on Chocolate Industry

There appears to be no halt in the upward trajectory of cocoa bean prices. In 2023, cocoa emerged as the top-performing commodity, skyrocketing by 65%. Just two months into the new year, there’s already another surge of over 40%. This places cocoa, the vital ingredient for chocolate, at the forefront of Bloomberg’s data aggregator overview […]

Heineken and Pernod Ricard Face Quarterly Earnings Test Amidst Consumer Inflation Concerns

Heineken and Pernod Ricard are expected to face their quarterly earnings test this week. An appointment that, in case of disappointing results, would definitively certify that inflation is now making its presence felt in consumers’ wallets. Both producers, like other competitors in the sector, have been exposed for some months to a declining market, albeit […]

Market Stability Sees Growth as Euro-Dollar Pair Holds Steady

Track all markets on TradingView Recent market sentiment indicates a growing consensus among traders, with an increasing number of operators foreseeing stable market conditions. In January, 43% of operators anticipate stability, up from 36% in December, while the percentage of those predicting downside risks has decreased from 18% to 13%. According to Massimo Mocio, President […]

Microsoft Overtakes Apple as the World’s Most Valuable Company

Microsoft surpassed Apple on Friday as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world, reclaiming the position it briefly held on Thursday. Closing the week with a total market capitalization of $2.89 trillion (€2.64 trillion), Microsoft edged ahead of Apple, which closed at $2.87 trillion (approximately €2.62 trillion), a difference of 20 billion euros. […]

Apple Faces Continued Stock Decline Amid Legal Threats and Analyst Pessimism

Apple’s stock has seen a four-day consecutive decline, pressured by potential legal challenges in the United States, according to The New York Times. The newspaper reports that an ongoing judicial investigation into Apple is nearing its conclusion, raising the specter of an antitrust case. Concerns include the preferential integration of the Apple Watch with iPhones […]

Gold Prices Soar to New Highs Despite Recent Drop

Gold prices have been on a rollercoaster ride in recent weeks, with the price per ounce reaching new highs despite a brief drop below $2,100. The precious metal has been boosted by uncertainty around the world and a weaker US dollar, which makes gold cheaper for holders of other currencies. According to market analysts, the […]