Paris (AFP)

The Paris Stock Exchange is expected to open for break-up on Tuesday for a half-session, on the last day of a year 2019 which saw the rating take more than 26%.

The futures contract on the CAC 40 took 0.08% forty minutes before the opening of the session. The day before, it had finished down 0.91% to 5,982.22 points, under the blow of profit taking.

Wall Street ended down Monday night.

"Investors are in profit-taking mode after the sharp increases in the past two months" on the indices, noted experts from Mirabaud Securities Geneva.

Beyond Monday's setbacks, world markets had a very favorable year. The latest positive advances in trade have provided broad support to the markets.

After more than a year and a half of imposing reciprocal punitive tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in goods, the United States and China agreed in December to a truce in their escalation, pending the signature of a preliminary agreement, which could take place as early as January.

In exchange for the Chinese commitments made a week ago, the Trump administration has given up on imposing new tariffs. And under the terms of the agreement, it also agreed to halve those imposed on September 1 on 120 billion dollars of Chinese imports.

The Conservatives' victory in the UK, which clears the horizon for Brexit, has also supported the rise in the indices.

In terms of indicators, the only major figure now expected is consumer confidence for December in the United States.

Manufacturing activity in China maintained a steady pace of growth in December despite the trade war with the United States, according to an official indicator released Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (BNS).


Renault: the ex-CEO of Renault-Nissan, who was awaiting his trial under house arrest in Japan, confirmed on Tuesday that he is in Lebanon from where he intends to speak freely to the press in the coming days.

Eiffage: the French group has concluded the purchase for almost 500 million euros of almost half of Toulouse-Blagnac airport, from the Chinese company Casil, which thus achieves a capital gain of nearly 200 million.

Latécoère: the aeronautical equipment supplier has announced that it has concluded an agreement with Bombardier Aviation to buy its electrical wiring activities from it, whose turnover is estimated at around $ 80 million.

Veolia: the group has announced that it has finalized the sale of its heating and cooling networks in the United States for $ 1.25 billion to Antin Infrastructure Partners, a French investment fund dedicated to infrastructure.

Suez: the group announced Monday that it has signed the contract to manage the public drinking water service in Senegal, more than a year after winning a tender contested by its competitors.

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