Exclusive DAX Index Toys with 10,000 Mark

Germany’s blue-chip DAX index on Monday crossed the threshold of 10,000 points for the first time in two months, before closing just below the psychologically important mark at the end of trading in Frankfurt. At 9.990.26 points, the index of the 30 largest German companies was up 1.62 percent on the day, the highest close since January 6. Experts cited the European Central Bank’s recent measures to boost inflation and growth in the euro zone as well as the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting, which is likely to keep interest rates on hold, as reasons for the upward trend.   Picture source: DPA