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Stock Markets Snapshot: Wall Street, Europe and Asia: Mergers, Investments, Regulations and Trade Tensions

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Digital World Acquisition sees 30% increase as Wall Street experiences minor drops

Reports on financial markets include data on trends, indices, stock prices, bonds, foreign exchange, commodities and analyst recommendations. At 20:15 Wall Street saw slight declines, with the Nasdaq trading near fundamental levels, the Dow Jones down 0.4%, and the S&P 500 down 0.2%. Notable stock movements included Digital World Acquisition jumping by about 30% due to a merger with Trump’s social network and Super Micro Computer’s stock increasing by 10% after JP Morgan upgraded their recommendation.

In Europe at 19:10, the DAX rose by 0.3%, the KAC traded near base levels and the British FTSE fell by about 0.2%. A significant development occurred when electric car manufacturer Lucid Group’s stock surged after a Saudi government fund invested NIS 1 billion in the company as part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to diversify its economic dependence on oil.

Camtech announced a new order worth approximately $25 million from a tier-1 manufacturer of HBM components for testing and measuring broadband memory components. This comes as high-performance computing applications including HBM are expected to see significant growth in coming years.

Two US investment houses published optimistic forecasts for the S&P 500 index, with Oppenheimer raising its forecast to 5,500 and Goldman Sachs increasing its forecast to 6,000 driven by large technology stocks. Boeing’s CEO announced his resignation amid ongoing issues with the company’s planes.

On a global scale, China implemented new guidelines to block American processors from Intel, AMD Microsoft and others in an effort to promote Chinese alternatives in technology sector. Within EU investigations were launched into Google Apple and Meta Platform under Digital Markets Act legislation to ensure fair digital market competition.

Apple collaborated with Chinese internet giant Baidu for AI services in its software in China as a strategic move to increase iPhone sales in region. Mixed market trends continued in Asia and Europe with oil prices trading slightly higher while companies like Tesla faced challenges in electric vehicle market and chip companies like Intel AMD experienced regulatory pressures in China due to trade tensions between nations

By Samantha Nguyen

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