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Ifo Institute says German economic sentiment improved in November

The Ifo institute’s German business climate index rose to 86.3 in November from 84.5 in October.

“While companies were somewhat less satisfied with their current business, pessimism about the coming months has declined sharply. The recession may be less severe than many expected,” said IFO President Clemens Fuest.

Foest explained that the index jumped significantly in manufacturing, as companies were less pessimistic about the future, but assessed their current situation as worse.

“The number of new orders decreased again. While uncertainty about future business development remains high, it has decreased slightly. But in energy-intensive industries, uncertainty has increased even more,” he said.

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Sterling broke above $1.20 as the dollar weakened amid expectations of a softer Fed hike

Sterling pound It broke above the key level of $1.20 Wednesday night as U.S. dollar It eased in response to weak PMI data and the minutes since last Federal Reserve policy meeting.

The pound rose another 0.3% in early trading Thursday to trade at around $1.209, while the euro and the Japanese Yen It also gained strength against the declining dollar.

Bulgari says wealthier consumers are continuing to spend despite growing fears of a recession

Bulgari says wealthier consumers are continuing to spend despite growing fears of a recession

Jean-Christophe Babin of Italian luxury fashion house Bulgari Group says that while demand for entry-level products tends to contract in times of recession, high-income consumers still have disposable income.

Stocks on the Go: Elekta Down 4%, UMG Stock Up 3%

Share price action was muted throughout the European blue-chip index on Thursday morning.

Swedish manufacturer of radiotherapy equipment Elekta It slid more than 4% to the bottom of the Stoxx 600 after it missed expectations for second-quarter earnings.

at the top of the index, Universal Music Group pay 3.3% higher.

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CNBC Pro: Betting on British supermarket, short sellers expect nearly 50% collapse in share price

There is more pain to come for investors in a UK supermarket company if the short seller’s expectation comes true.

The hedge fund is currently holding a £32.6m bearish bet and expects shares in the grocery to fall by 44%.

The fund’s chief investment officer also believes that the supermarket will raise new capital by diluting shareholders year after year to keep itself afloat in a challenging environment.

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CNBC Pro: The asset manager says investors should buy these great stocks right now

There’s one big-cap stock that investors should buy right now, according to Rob Luna, chief investment strategist at asset management firm Surevest.

He describes its CEO as a “big visionary”.

While Luna picked one big stock, he generally advised investors to reallocate to smaller names, naming two stocks he described as “best in breed.”

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European Markets: Here are the opening calls

European markets are heading for a higher open on Tuesday as investors in the region seem to be shrugging off concerns among the United States And the counterparts in Asia and the Pacific On China’s tightening of Covid restrictions, which continues to put pressure on production.

The UK’s FTSE is expected to rise 27 points at 7,407, Germany’s DAX is up 33 points at 14,419, France’s CAC is up 20 points at 6,653, and Italy’s FTSE MIB is up 70 points at 24,433, according to data from IG.

Data releases include preliminary consumer confidence data for the Eurozone in November.

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