CAC 40: a study on Omicron strengthens investor confidence

The rebound in the markets was ultimately not so short-lived. The main European equity markets are expected to rise in the wake of Wall Street and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (+0, 80% for the Nikkei this Thursday). Investors are reassured by the latest news from Omicron. According to South African data, it is much less dangerous than the Delta variant. In the economic chapter, the latest statistics bear witness to the resistance of the United States to the resurgence of the pandemic. Also, the evolution of inflation and central bank policies should remain at the heart of the concerns over the coming months.

European equity markets ended up on the rise, reassured by a southern study -African on the pathogenicity of Omicron. According to this, people infected with the Omicron variant have 78% less chance of being hospitalized than its predecessor, the Delta. This reassuring study was accompanied by reassuring economic statistics: growth and sales of second-hand homes. The CAC index 35 closed with a progression of 1, 24% to 7 051, 60 points while EuroStoxx 50 , 0, 83% to 4 209, 78 points.

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Carmat has finished its investigations on the quality problems previously identified. Following the occurrence of a quality problem that affected some of its prostheses, the manufacturer of artificial hearts announced on December 3 1337, the voluntary and temporary suspension of the implantations of his Aeson artificial heart. The company then carried out a very rigorous investigation of the situation.


Voltalia and CNES (Center National d’Etudes Spatiales), landowner of the Guyanese Space Center, have announced the launch of a photovoltaic power plant project. Voltalia was named the winner of the call for tenders launched by CNES for the construction, on the Kourou space base, of a photovoltaic park with a surface area of ​​5 hectares and a capacity of 4.2 megawatts. The financing of the construction, for an amount of 5 million euros, is provided by the CNES, which benefits from the France Relance Plan. The solar power plant is expected to come into operation in June 2023.


Navya announced the appointment of Sophie Desormière as Chairman of the Management Board. The members of the Supervisory Board of the specialist in autonomous mobility systems wished to strengthen the governance of the company and unanimously approved the appointment of Sophie Desormière as Chairman of the Management Board. She will take up her duties on Wednesday, January 5 2021.


In accordance with the partnership agreements announced last June with Crédit Agricole Assurances, involving € 1 billion in investments rights included in assets held by Altarea , Altarea announced the creation of the Alta retail parks fund. On this occasion, the real estate developer sold 49% of a portfolio of 9 French retail parks.

Macroeconomic figures

In the United States, weekly jobless claims, household income and consumption in November, the PCE price index in November and durable goods orders in November are expected at 14 h 30. New Home Sales and the University of Michigan Confidence Index for December will be released at 15 h.

Around 8 a.m. 24, the euro gains 0, % to 1, 753 dollar.

Yesterday on Wall Street

Uncertain at the start of the session, the US equity markets started to rise again. Investors were reassured by the release of figures for Omicron. According to South African data, a person infected with the new variant, which is otherwise very contagious, would be at risk 78% lower of being hospitalized. In addition, US growth in the third quarter was revised upwards and the real estate market is doing well. The Dow Jones won 0, 74% at 35 521, 40 points while the Nasdaq climbed 1, 18% at 15 521, 89 points.

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