European stock exchanges closed with growth ahead of ECB decision

Key European stock indices ended yesterday's trading in the plus - players are optimistic in anticipation of the European Central Bank's decision on the rate. At the close of the German DAX added 0.36%, British FTSE 100 - 0.25%, French CAC 40 - 0.52%.

On Thursday it is planned to publish the results of the meeting of the European regulator, which will decide on the interest rate. According to analysts' forecasts, it will be left unchanged, the agency "Prime" (now the rate is 4.25%). Also players are waiting from the ECB economic forecasts for the eurozone. This morning the data on employment in the UK became known. In July, the number of employed people decreased by 207 thousand, which was worse than forecasts - analysts expected a decrease of 185 thousand. The unemployment rate in July was expected to be 4.3%, which is 0.1 percentage points higher than in June.

In addition, the publication of data on the index of investor confidence in the German economy in September is expected - analysts predict its fall to -15 points, writes "Prime".