After losing up to 1.2% at midday, the Paris Bourse reduced its losses in the second half of the session. At the final gong, the Paris index was down 0.66% at 8,141 points, penalized by declines in STMicro (-2.6%), Teleperformance (-2.2%) and Pernod Ricard (-2%).

Investors seem intent on limiting risk in a wait-and-see environment, in the absence of economic indicators and major earnings releases.

Volumes remained limited, with 2.7 billion euros traded since the opening, on the eve of Nvidia's results (profits expected to be multiplied by X 4.5) and the publication of the latest Fed "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 US Treasuries stabilized at around 4.435%, after easing by -8pts last week to one-month lows, before deteriorating on Friday.

There was little movement on the currency front either, with the euro holding steady against the dollar at $1.0865/E.

Note that bitcoin reached new highs since April 8, at $70,200 (+0.8%), approaching its 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: Brent crude is down -0.6%, at $83.2.

Gold will close the day at a new all-time high, close to $2,430 (+0.6%).

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 have 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 designed to develop the Cameia and Golfinho fields off the Angolan coast.

Finally, Airbus Helicopters announces that it has received an order from 'SMFL LCI Helicopters' for 14 helicopters and seven others as options, including H145, H160 and H175 models.

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