The European stock markets were on Friday with small price gains. Investors picked up the new record level of the Dow-Jones index on Wall Street, which closed above 27,000 points for the first time on Thursday. Car manufacturer Daimler came to Frankfurt with a profit alarm.

The AEX index on Beursplein 5 recorded 0.3 percent in the mid-afternoon trade, plus 568.47 points. The MidKap increased 0.7 percent to 800.62 points. London and Frankfurt rose to 0.2 percent and Paris advanced 0.5 percent.

Steel company ArcelorMittal led the risers in the AEX with a gain of 2.6 percent. Takeaway meal order site closed the line at the main funds with a loss of 1.2 percent.

In the MidKap, metal specialist AMG took the lead with a plus of 3.5 percent. Soil researcher Fugro surrendered 2.1 percent and was at the bottom of the list with medium-sized funds. Altice Europe went up 0.7 percent. According to Bloomberg news agency, the interest of potential buyers for the Portuguese fiber optic network of the cable and telecom company is declining.

For the smaller funds, foundation specialist Sif was lowered by 2.3 percent. Earlier this week, Sif’s price went up sharply after two large assignments for the company.

In London, Thomas Cook plummeted more than 47 percent to the lowest rate ever. The Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns among other things Club Med and Cirque du Soleil, is considering a substantial financial injection into the ailing British travel company. It would amount to a total of around € 834 million in aid. Fosun is Thomas Cook’s largest shareholder.

Daimler lost 0.6 percent in Frankfurt. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz, among others, is more negative about its results this year. The car manufacturer has to set aside billions of euros more for a major recall and ongoing lawsuits for diesel cars. As a result, the group ended up deep in the red in the second quarter.

The euro was quoted at $ 1,1246 compared to $ 1,1258 on Thursday. A barrel of American oil cost 0.1 percent less than $ 60.17. Brent oil rose 0.4 percent in price to $ 66.78 per barrel.

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