The Paris market is expected to fall sharply on Friday as South Africa is caught up like other world markets by the emergence of a particularly contagious new variant.
The CAC 40 Index Futures contract fell nearly 3% forty minutes before the session began.
The previous day, he was up 0.48% at 7,075.87 points.
Asian markets first suffered the effects of risk aversion: Tokyo lost 2.53%, while Hong Kong fell 2.42% at 8:15 p.m.
“The only thing that can really derail the global recovery is a new variant of the Covit-19 that is sweeping the world and re-enforcing massive health restrictions,” recalled Onda researcher Jeffrey Haley.
Nobuhiko Kuramochi of Mizuho Securities, quoted by Bloomberg, commented: “If existing vaccines do not work (in the face of this variation, the author’s note), there is a fear that people will have to control themselves again.”
Also, “Trade in Asia with low cash flow due to a public holiday in the United States on Thursday, only half a session on Friday,” seems to have been the most significant reaction, infiltration of securities, which led to yields. Fall and gold rise, “said CMC market analyst Michael Hewson.
On Thursday evening, the United Kingdom announced a ban on entry for travelers from six African countries, following South Africa’s announcement that all flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana would be grounded. Friday 12:00 GMT.
The B.1.1.529 variant shows a “very high” number of mutations and “can be seen to have the potential to spread very rapidly,” virologist Tulio de Oliveira told an online news conference overseen by the South African health department.
Early virus mutations, like the delta variant, make it more contagious, to the extent that the variant dominates.
A variant case was found in Hong Kong for a man returning from South Africa.
In addition, China on Friday canceled hundreds of flights, closed schools and suspended tourism activities following the discovery of the Govt-19 cases in Shanghai, which put pressure on the host nation of the Winter Olympics.
This fall Europe again became a global hub of the epidemic, while the WHO said the highly contagious delta variant had reduced the effectiveness of vaccines against the spread of the disease by 40%.
Control measures have been taken in Austria, Germany and Latvia, while new measures are expected in the Penelox countries, while the virus crossed 1.5 million in Europe on Thursday.
In the values to be followed
Mirabat investment expert John Blazart expects that “values linked to the reopening of the economy should be severely affected today” due to the health environment. They are affected by the common hate movement, such as the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield property company or travel-related companies such as Air-France-KLM or Airbus.
Conversely, technology or healthcare stocks such as Capgemini or Eurofins Scientific, which have made significant progress during epidemics, should be less susceptible to this pressure.
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