MADRID, 19 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 advanced 0.71% in the mid-session, which led the selective to stand at 8,169.8 integers, in a week in which investors will be awaiting the Bank of Japan (BoJ) rate decision. and publications on the real estate and mortgage market in the United States.
To this is added the final revision of the GDP for the third quarter of the United States, which will be published this Thursday.
This Monday it has been known that the confidence of German businessmen has improved in December for the third consecutive month, as reflected in the index prepared by the Munich Institute for Economic Research (Ifo), which has stood at 88.6 points since the 86.4 last month, thus reaching its highest value since last August.
On the other hand, the energy ministers of the European Union are meeting this Monday to agree on a cap on the price of gas purchases after the ultimatum that European leaders gave them last Thursday in order to have an intervention mechanism in 2023 to avoid excessive price spikes in the European market.
In this sense, the European Commission has asked the Twenty-seven for unity to reach a compromise agreement to set a cap on the price of gas, given the option of carrying out a vote by qualified majority and leaving Germany in the minority, the most reticent regarding to the approval of the mechanism considering that it jeopardizes the guarantee of supplies.
In the half session, the biggest increases were recorded by Repsol (2.14%), Inditex (1.60%), Naturgy (1.55%), Sacyr (1.48%), Acerinox (1.21%) , Acciona Energía (1.03%), Iberdrola (1.03%) and Cellnex (0.99%). On the other hand, only Enagás (-3.32%) fell, whose shares already discount the dividend that will be paid on December 21, followed by Rovi (-1.18%), Grifols (-0.34%), Colonial (-0.25%) and Logista (-0.08%) that opens today on the Ibex 35.
The rest of the European stock markets traded with increases of 0.51% for London, 0.76% in Paris, 0.65% in Frankfurt and 0.61% in Milan.
Likewise, a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 79.43 dollars, with a rise of 0.49%, while Texas stood at 74.60 dollars, with an increase of 0.42%.
Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0615 'greenbacks', while the Spanish risk premium stood at 109 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 3.279%.