Rising Economic Optimism in Europe: Bank of America’s Latest Survey Reveals Improved Outlook for the Region

Portfolio managers have a positive view on Europe’s economic outlook, according to Stock Exchange participants.

Europe’s economic outlook has improved, according to a recent survey by Bank of America’s portfolio managers. The FTSE 100 in London and the DAX in Frankfurt were both up by 0.1 percent, while the CAC 40 in Paris remained stable. This positive sentiment marks a significant shift from the past two years, as reported by Bloomberg news agency.

According to the survey, 45 percent of respondents believe that cyclical stocks will outperform defensive ones as lending becomes easier and based on purchasing manager indices. The weighting of cyclicals has been higher than defensives since January 2022.

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In other news today, Swedish real estate company SBB is buying back its bonds worth approximately 163 million euros to reduce its debt burden. Meanwhile, Deutsche Telekom has announced an increase in its share buyback program from 250 million euros to 800 million euros. Futures markets indicate a bearish opening for Wall Street, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures slightly down and Dow Jones futures also lower.

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