European stocks start slightly higher as the British head To the election centers
European stocks began a slight increase today, as investors awaited the outcome of the general elections in
Britain, from which the fate of Brexit will be determined, as well as the impact of the meeting on monetary policies held by the European Central Bank.
All polls indicate that the ruling Conservative Party will win the elections scheduled for Thursday, allowing it to ratify the withdrawal agreement and end the three-and-a-half-year-old debate, but the
difference between it and its rival appears to have been small in recent times.
Attention will also focus on the statements of the new European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, who took office recently regarding the future of stimulus and reviewing monetary policies,
while some believe that the current policy will remain unchanged.
As for the British Financial Times 100 index, which consists of companies focusing on international markets, it rose 0.2 percent, ignoring the impact of the rise of the British pound.
The European Stock 600 index also rose 0.1 percent.
stock of Anheuser-Busch Inbev also declined slightly today after the competition raised by the Australian competition authority over concerns about an 11 billion dollars alcohol company deal to sell