New developments in the global financial markets are reported in trade reports, which contain information on trends, indices, stock prices, bonds, foreign exchange, commodities and analyst recommendations. In the US, Wall Street was slightly lower at 8:15 p.m., with the Nasdaq trading around key levels, the Dow Jones down 0.4% and the S&P 500 down 0.2%. Notable stock moves included Digital World Acquisition’s jump of about 30% on its impending merger with Donald Trump’s social network and Super Micro Computer’s 10% rise after JP Morgan upgraded its recommendation for the stock.

Oil prices also rose by 1 percent, with Brent crude costing $86 a barrel. In Europe at 19:10 the DAX was up 0.3%, the KAC was trading around base levels and the UK FTSE was down around 0.2%. A significant development saw shares of electric car maker Lucid Group rise after a Saudi government fund invested NIS 1 billion in the company as part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to diversify its economic dependence on oil.

Camtech announced a new order valued at approximately $25 million from Tier 1 component manufacturer HBM for test and measurement of broadband memory components as high-performance computing applications like HBM are expected to experience significant growth in coming years. Two investment houses published optimistic forecasts for the S&P 500 index: Oppenheimer increased its forecast to 5,500 while Goldman Sachs increased its forecast to 6,000 thanks to big tech stocks like Google and Microsoft. The CEO of Boeing has announced his resignation due to ongoing problems with the company’s planes.

In a global context, China has implemented new guidelines to block American processors from Intel, AMD, Microsoft and others as part of an effort to promote Chinese alternatives in technology sector. The EU has launched investigations into Google, Apple and Meta platforms under Digital Markets Act legislation to ensure fair digital market practices. Apple collaborated with Chinese Internet giant Baidu for artificial intelligence services in their software in China as a strategic move to boost iPhone sales in region while mixed market trends continued in Asia and Europe with slightly higher oil prices this month contrasting performances from companies such as Tesla facing challenges in electric vehicle market while chipmakers like Intel and AMD experienced regulatory pressure in China

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