German industry caught strong downtrend


This month, activity in the German industry has plummeted. British market researcher Markit reported this on the basis of preliminary figures. Markit took the reduction into account, but the decline was much sharper than expected. French and European estimates were also lower than expected.

Chips and yen propel Japanese stock exchange


The Japanese stock exchange ended on Friday with a profit. A cheaper Japanese yen helped export companies advance. The chip sector was also popular after a well-received quarterly report from the American chip company Broadcom. In addition, trade was dominated by the Bank of Japan, which left the very broad monetary policy unchanged. Furthermore, the focus was on Europe, where the brexit deadline...

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