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US indexes usher trading week on the variation

2018-03-05 04:14 pm | Resource: NEWS | No Views : 401

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.17% to reach 24,705 points, while the NASDAQ index declined at the beginning of the session, to turn up again, recording gains by 0.17% to reach 6,816 points, finally the S&P 500 index gained 0.16% to reach 2,700 points.

At the level of stocks, it lost witnessed heights prompt, where record Apple shares rise by 0.07% to $ 176.50 levels, and then came the other on Facebook is a gain of 1%, to $ 178.25 levels, either Microsoft shares Posted a rise of 0.02% to reach $ 93, and finally the Amazon stock gained 0.55% to reach $ 1,500.

On the economic data level, activity in the US service sector rose slightly at a slower pace in February, according to a report released by the Supply Management Institute on Monday. ISM said its non-manufacturing index fell to 59.5 in February from 59.9 in January, Reading above 50 still indicates growth in the services sector. Economists had expected the index to fall to 59.0.

The slight drop in the index is partly due to the slower pace of job growth in the services sector, with the employment index falling to 55.0 in February from 61.6 in January, and the price index falling to 61.0 in February from 61.9 in January, Modest in the pace of price growth.

On the other hand, the new orders index rose to 64.8 in February from 62.7 in January, and the business activity index rose to 62.8 from 59.8, said Anthony Neves, head of the non-industrial business survey committee at Esm. "The non-manufacturing sector reflects the second straight month of strong growth in February."

"The drop in the employment index may prevent a stronger reading of the composite index." "The majority of respondents are still positive about business and economic conditions," he said. Last Thursday, the institute issued a separate report showing that its manufacturing activity index rose to its highest level in 14 years in February.

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