The CAC40 lost almost 0.5% this morning, around 7595 points, penalized by Dassault Systèmes (-2.3%), Kering (-1.3%) and L'Oréal (1.2%).

Today's trading is likely to be more restrained, as the New York Stock Exchange closes for Juneteenth, the day commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States.

This day off comes at a time when the US equity markets posted their seventh consecutive session of gains yesterday, ending the day on a new record high.

Thanks to a rise of over 3.5%, Nvidia took the title of the world's largest capitalization with a market valuation of $3,335 billion, ahead of Microsoft ($3,317 billion) and Apple ($3.285 billion).

As an indication, in October 2022, the AI chipmaker ranked 18th among the largest companies in the S&P 500 index, with a value of less than $300 billion.

In addition to the absence of Wall Street, the European financial markets are likely to see little action today in the absence of economic indicators.

The early morning was nevertheless marked by the announcement of a further fall in inflation in the UK, where consumer prices rose by just 2% year-on-year in May, compared with +2.3% in April.

This is good news as market operators await the Bank of England's (BoE) monetary policy meeting on Thursday, at the end of which no rate cut is expected.

Several statistics will also punctuate the end of the week, including the PMI activity indices for Europe, due out on Friday.

Amid this general torpor, the euro continues to hover around $1.0740.

Bond yields continue to fall, with German 10-year yields down to 2.39% and French OATs at 3.13%.

Brent crude oil is down 0.4% to $85 a barrel.

In French company news, EssilorLuxottica announced the signature of an exclusive licensing agreement with Diesel for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Diesel eyewear.

Société Générale announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to sell its neobank for entrepreneurs, Shine, to Denmark's Ageras.

Finally, Eurazeo announced its investment, through its Small-mid buyout team, in Rydoo, a Belgian company whose solution enables companies to manage and control their employees' expenses and professional costs thanks to intelligent software.

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