The Dax climbed slightly above the 13,000 point mark in the middle of the week. In early Wednesday trading, the leading German index rose by 0.32 percent to 13,002.81 points. The US stock exchanges had weakened the previous evening. In the meantime, however, US futures are recovering, and prices have also risen in Asia. Against this background, the MDax followed the Dax by 0.36 percent to 25,486.11 points. The Eurozone leading index EuroStoxx 50 gained 0.4 percent.