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Os mercados iniciaram a semana com uma nota positiva
- Markets started the week on a positive note as recovering activity indicators for May offset concerns over renewed U.S.-China tensions. Stocks gained across the board and improved sentiment eased safe-haven pressures on the USD.
- In fixed-income markets, U.S. and German sovereign yields nudged up and euro area peripheral spreads continued to narrow ahead of this week's ECB monetary policy meeting.
- In oil markets, the price of the barrel of Brent rose above $38 amid reports that OPEC countries and Russia could agree to extend current output cuts for a few months (rather than starting to ease them in July, as previously agreed).
- On the data front, final euro area manufacturing PMIs confirmed their slight improvement in May (39.4 points, up from 33.4 in April) but still remain in the contractionary region (below 50). Spain's index rose to 38.3 points (30.8 in April) while Italy's jumped to 45.4 (31.1 in April). In the U.S., the ISM manufacturing nudged up to 43.1 points in May.