Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Good start to the month for equities, lull in US-China trade

The main European stock markets rose sharply on Monday in the wake of Asian markets, the absence of severe American reprisals against China stimulating the appetite for assets deemed risky.

Around 7:40 GMT, the Parisian CAC 40 index gained 1.6% to 4,770.39 points, close to a peak of around three months, and in London, the FTSE took 1.67%.
Good start to the month for equities, lull in US-China trade

The EuroStoxx 50 index for the euro zone gained 1.03%, the FTSEurofirst 300 advanced by 1.15% and the Stoxx 600 by 0.98%.

On this Whit Monday, the Frankfurt and Zurich stock exchanges are closed.

European markets ended sharply down on Friday, fearing a further escalation of trade tension between Washington and Beijing after the Chinese parliament passed a new security law in Hong Kong.

If he ordered his administration to revoke the special status that the United States grants to Hong Kong - a decision that was expected - Donald Trump did not, however, relaunch the trade war with China. Some market participants feared that the President would question the first phase of the trade deal.

"Investors are reacting positively to this (...) but just because Trump did not go to the trade showdown with the Chinese government does not mean that he will do so later. After all, he has a presidential election at the end of the year, so he could turn against China to try to score political points, "said David Madden of CMC Markets in a note titled" Trump barks more let him not bite ”.

Investors can once again focus on the global economic recovery as the coronavirus epidemic continues to show signs of slowing and deconfinement continues, including in Moscow.

The markets will follow the publication in the morning of the May surveys of purchasing managers (PMI) in May on manufacturing activity, which rose unexpectedly in China, returning to the growth zone, at 50.7 against 49.4 in April.


All European sectors are up: the Stoxx banks index takes 2.38%, that of basic resources gains 2.37% and transport and leisure 2.2%.

In Paris, where all the CAC 40 stocks are in the green, Renault and PSA gained 4.28% and 4.61% respectively. The strongest growth came from shopping center operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (+ 7.04%), which is still benefiting from the gradual reopening of stores.

The prospect of a resumption of tourism activity allows IAG, parent company including British Airways, to climb to the top of the Stoxx 600, with a gain of 6.04% in London.

Against the trend, the title Europcar Mobility lost 3.81%, at the bottom of the pack of the SBF 120, sanctioned by the drop in recommendation from Morgan Stanley to "weighting online".


The unexpected improvement in manufacturing activity in China and the more lenient than expected sanctions against the United States against China favor the marked recovery of Asian stock markets.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei gained 0.84%, to a closing high since late February.

The SSE Composite Index on the Shanghai Stock Exchange rose 2.2% and the CSI 300, which includes the main capitalizations of mainland China, gained 2.7%, its best performance in a session since March 2.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index jumped 3.42%.


On Friday, the Dow Jones Index fell 0.07%, the S & P-500, the largest and main benchmark for investors, gained 0.48% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.29%.

Futures on these indices suggest an opening up 0.2% to 0.5% for Monday.


The drop in risk aversion is putting pressure on safe havens like sovereign bonds and the dollar, which lost 0.37% against a basket of six other international currencies.

The euro rallied 0.34% to 1.1136 dollars, close to a plus since mid-March reached briefly in session at 1.115.

On the bond market, the renewed risk appetite is reflected in a rise in yields: that of 10-year Treasuries almost three basis points to 0.6705% and that of the Bund of the same maturity gains more than three points at -0.417%.,


Oil prices are in slight decline, under the blow of profit taking after the performances of last month: the barrel of Brent lost -0.16% to 37.78 dollars and that of American light crude (West Texas Intermediate, WTI) -0.25% to 35.4 dollars.


Concerns over violence in several major US cities after the death of an African-American man last week during his arrest by Minneapolis police have contributed to the rise in gold, the ultimate safe haven, investors say.

The ounce of the precious metal gained 0.79% to 1,739.95 dollars, evolving to a high of ten days.