The Paris Bourse is set to extend the rebound it began on Tuesday morning, as it awaits the release of a number of major statistics on economic trends in Europe and the United States.

At around 8:15 a.m., the 'future' contract on the CAC 40 index - expiring in June - was up 58 points at 7,626 points, heralding a continuation of the previous day's rally.

After last week's plunge, which saw it lose over 6%, the Paris market got off to a good start yesterday, gaining 0.9% to 7,571 points, buoyed by a number of cheap buybacks.

Boosted by rises from Microsoft (+1.3%) and Apple (+2%), Wall Street posted another session of gains on Monday, the sixth in a row for the Nasdaq, while setting new all-time highs.

The trend could change today, with the publication of a number of economic indicators likely to give an insight into the pace of economic recovery in Europe.

The day is packed with indicators, including the ZEW index of German investor sentiment, which should show that Europe's leading economy is continuing to recover.

The rest of the session will be enlivened by a number of US indicators, including retail sales, which should confirm that households are increasingly sensitive to price rises and are adjusting their spending accordingly.

Industrial production figures in the US should show that no marked upturn in activity is in sight in the manufacturing sector.

All these indicators could provide investors with new information on the Federal Reserve's future monetary policy path over the coming months.

On the bond market, the yield spread between the French 10-year OAT (3.20%) and the German benchmark (2.41%) edged back below 0.8 percentage points.

The yield on the US 10-year note climbed back to just under 4.28% in a market context favorable to risky assets across the Atlantic.

The dollar continues to act as a safe haven in the face of the political uncertainties that have arisen in France, with the euro falling to almost 1.0730.

Oil prices remain on a downward trend, while the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that the market should be in surplus at least until 2030, with an overproduction of eight million barrels per day.

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