The Paris Bourse has trimmed its losses a little, from -1.10% (in contact with the 8,100Pts) to -0.8% (around 8,130).
The decline is taking place without any selling pressure, with less than 1.050MnsE traded in 8 hours.
The CAC40 is penalized by the banking sector, with -2% for Société Générale, and around -1.4% for Crédit Agricole and BNP Paribas.
The Euro-Stoxx50 lost 0.6% to 5,040, although the 5,000 mark was not threatened at any time.
On Wall Street, the contrast with the heaviness prevailing in Europe was once again striking, as 2 out of 3 US indices were back on track to break records: the Nasdaq gained 0.1% to 16,800, the S&P500 +0.1% to 5.214 and the Dow Jones is also in the green, but had lost 0.5% the previous day.

Investors seem to want to limit risk in a wait-and-see environment, in the absence of economic indicators and major results on the agenda, but also on the eve of Nvidia's results (profits expected to be multiplied by X 4.5) and the publication of the Fed's latest 'minutes'.

In our opinion, the minutes will have a more restrictive tone, in contrast to that of Jerome Powell's press conference, given that other members of the committee are more worried than he is about the effects of their policy", warn BofA analysts.

On the bond front, the yield on 10-year Treasuries stabilized at around 4.435%, after easing by -8pts last week to one-month lows, before deteriorating again on Friday.

There was little movement on the currency front either, with the euro holding steady against the dollar at 1.0865.
It should be noted that bitcoin has reached new highs since April 8, at $71,200 (+6.2%), not far from the record high of $73,000 set on March 13 and 14.
On the energy front, oil prices continue to hover rather near the bottom of their range of the past 4 weeks: the death - apparently accidental in a helicopter crash - of Iranian President H.Raissi on Sunday - only provoked a brief rebound to $84 for Brent.

After the sell-off at the end of April, due to the realization that the Middle East conflict would probably have little or no impact on supply, and to weak demand, Brent is down -0.8% to $83.25, while WTI is down -0.7% to $78.7 a barrel on the NYMEX.
Gold closed the day at a new all-time high, close to $2,430, while silver climbed +3% to $32.5.

In French company news, ArcelorMittal announced on Tuesday the commissioning of its industrial demonstrator designed to capture blast-furnace gases from its steelworks in Ghent (Belgium).

Bondholders reportedly rejected Daniel Kretinsky's offer, according to La Tribune. The bondholders reportedly sent a letter this weekend to Bercy and the insolvency administrator to indicate that they were rejecting the offer.

TotalEnergies announces the final investment decision (FID) for the Kaminho deepwater project, enabling its launch. This project is intended to develop the Cameia and Golfinho fields, off the Angolan coast.

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