German shares almost unchanged as Wednesday trading starts

BERLIN, June 9 (Xinhua) -- German stocks were almost unchanged at the start of trading on Wednesday, with the benchmark DAX index growing by 2.1 points, or 0.01 percent, opening at 15,642.7 points.

The biggest winner among Germany's 30 largest listed companies was dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care, increasing by 1.06 percent, followed by chipmaker Infineon and automotive supplier Continental gaining 0.86 percent and 0.83 percent respectively.

Shares of Delivery Hero fell by 1.25 percent. The German online food delivery company was the biggest loser when trading started.

German exports in April grew by 0.3 percent from the previous month to 11.8 billion euros (14.4 billion U.S. dollars), increasing for the 12th month in a row, the country's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said Wednesday. Imports declined by 1.7 percent month-on-month to 96.3 billion euros (117.4 billion dollars).

The yield on German ten-year bonds declined 0.0110 percentage points to minus 0.2340 percent and the euro was trading almost unchanged at 1.2174 U.S. dollars, increasing by 0.02 percent on Wednesday morning.

[ Editor: WPY ]