DAX 30 Index Reverses Higher As Shares of Auto Makers Jump
German shares advanced on Friday, reversing higher after a slump on the previous session. The stock benchmark DAX 30, which tracks the performance of the 30 largest companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, added nearly 0.5 percent with gains from shares of auto makers.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association on Friday reported that new car sales in the European Union rose 7.6% in May to 1.39 million in the EU in May from 1.29 million recorded one year ago. The sales rise in western Europe was reported to be most pronounced in Germany and Spain. In Germany, the EU’s biggest car market, car sales rose 12.9%.
The report triggered a sharp gain in shares of auto makers. Shares of BMW AG added 0.7% in Frankfurt while those of Daimler AG advanced by nearly 0.5 percent.
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