European stock indexes show growth, after raising interest rates in the United States and Mark Rutte’s victory in the elections in the Netherlands. Yesterday, Fed officials voted to raise the key short-term interest rate by 25 basis points. FOMC announced that it plans to adhere to the previously stated growth rates of interest rates. This statement reassured investors who expressed concerns about a possible acceleration of growth. During his speech, Fed Chairman Yellen pointed to the steady growth of the US economy, the improvement of the labor market and the growth of confidence among consumers and businesses. In addition to the banking sector, shares in the energy and mining sectors actively grow, amid rising prices for oil and metals. Among the companies in the mining sector, Randgold Resources PLC led the way by adding 5.5%, Fresnillo PLC rose 5.8%, and Antofagasta PLC gained 5.7%. The top performers in the energy sector were BHP Billiton PLC, up 4.8%, Glencore PLC up 4.6%, and Rio Tinto PLC up 4.4%. According to preliminary data, during the yesterday’s elections in the Netherlands, the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, Mark Rutte, won, having won 32 seats in the 150-seat parliament. In the second place is the ultra-right installment of Gert Wilders Freedom, which received 19 seats. They are followed by the parties Christian Democratic Appeal and “Democrats-66, who also received 19 seats each. Next Green received 16 seats, socialists 14 seats, Labor Party 9 seats, Christian Union 6 seats, Animal Protection Party 5 seats, and others. Turnout was very high, about 81%. Investors expect the results of today’s meeting of the leaders of the Central Bank of England, the results of which will announce the interest rate and volume of the QE program. As expected, the Central Bank will leave the interest rate at a record low level of 0.25%, although there was an increase in inflationary pressure. Today, the Swiss Central Bank announced a decision to keep the interest rate at -0.75% damage. The base consumer price index in Europe in February rose by 0.4% from the previous month. Consumer price index in Europe rose by 0.4% in February against the previous month, which is in line with expectations

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