The Ibex loses 10,100 points and closes the week with a fall of 1.25%

MADRID, Dec. 15 (-) –

The Ibex 35 closed the week losing 1.25%, ending this Friday at 10,095.6 points, in a day in which there have been a multitude of central bank meetings and in which the Fed and the ECB have decided to keep interest rates unchanged.

In addition to the decisions of the ECB, the Bank of England and the Fed, this session has also been marked by coinciding with the last ‘quadruple witching hour’ of the year, with the expiration of options and futures on indices and shares in both Europe and in United States.

Only on this Friday’s day, the decrease in the selective of the Spanish stock exchanges and markets is 0.75%.

“The index is taking it easy this month of December and is failing to consistently exceed 10,200 points. Despite the fact that the main central banks have decided to maintain rates, the Spanish index has not gotten an extra boost,” the analyst indicated. from XTB, Javier Cabrera.

In the eurozone it has been known that the deterioration of private sector activity has intensified during the month of December, according to the preliminary PMI data, chaining seven consecutive months below the threshold of 50 points that separates expansion from contraction.

In this way, the worsening activity of eurozone companies in December rounds out what would be the worst quarterly evolution of the region since the fourth quarter of 2012, if the first months of confinement due to the pandemic in 2020 are excluded. For its part, this afternoon the economic references of this type in the United States will be known.

At the close of the session, Acciona Energía led the increases (+2.43%), followed by Acerinox (+1.46%), Indra (+1.31%), Solaria (+1.30%), ArcelorMittal (+1.15%) and Meliá (+0.95%).

On the opposite side, Banco Sabadell closed the day as the main declining value (-2.64%), followed by Banco Santander (-2.18%), Grifols (-1.76%), CaixaBank (-1 .75%), Colonial (-1.58%), Bankinter (-1.56%) and Telefónica (-1.55%).

The evolution in the rest of Europe has been uneven. While London has fallen by 0.95% and Frankfurt has closed practically flat, Paris has advanced by 0.28% and Milan, by 0.05%.

On the other hand, a barrel of Brent was trading at $76.55 at the close of the European trading session, 0.07% less, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $71.38, down 0.07%. 28% less.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity closed the session at 2.998%, below the 3.081% on Thursday. It is the first time that Spanish paper closes with a yield below 3% since last February. In this way, the risk premium against German debt has risen by 1.8 points, to 98 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro recorded a depreciation of 0.80% against the dollar, reaching 1.0906 ‘greenbacks’ for each unit of the community currency.

On Monday of next week, Germany’s Ifo business confidence index will begin to be released, while on Tuesday it is the turn of the Bank of Japan in its last monetary policy meeting of the year. November inflation data for the eurozone will also be published.

On Wednesday it will be the turn of inflation in the United Kingdom and industrial prices in Germany, while on Thursday the new GDP data for the United States will be released. On Friday it will be the turn of the United Kingdom, which will also publish its GDP estimate, while Spain will do the same.

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