MADRID, 2 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has risen 1.45% in the session this Thursday, which has led it to stand at 9,229.7 integers, its highest level since June 2021, in a day that has been marked by the decisions of the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England and the United States Federal Reserve (Fed), and the presentation of Banco Santander results.
This past Wednesday, the Fed decided to unanimously approve an increase in the country's interest rates of 25 basis points, until placing them in a target range of between 4.50% and 4.75%. In addition, the central bank president warned that interest rates will likely be raised two more times this year to tame high inflation.
For its part, the ECB has decided today to raise interest rates by 50 basis points, so that the interest rate for its refinancing operations will stand at 3%, while the deposit rate will reach 2.50%. and the loan facility 3.25%.
The Bank of England has also announced a 50 basis point rise in the reference interest rate for its operations, which will now stand at 4%, its highest level since autumn 2008.
For its part, Banco Santander has reported that in 2022 it obtained an attributable net profit of 9,605 million euros, 10% compared to 2021 and a historical record for the entity.
In this context, most of the values have been positive, with Grifols (9.27%), Fluidra (8.18%), Santander (5.73%), Amadeus (4.99%), Cellnex (4 12%) and Merlin (3.94%) as the most notable increases.
On the 'negative' side of the table were Sabadell (-3.99%), Repsol (-2.94%), CaixaBank (-2.40%), Bankinter (-1.23%), Acerinox ( -0.48%), Mapfre (-0.27%) and Iberdrola (-0.09%).
The rest of the European stock markets have also closed with increases of 2.16% in Frankfurt, 1.49% in Milan, 1.26% in Paris and 0.76% in London.
Likewise, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 82.74 dollars, with a decrease of 0.06%, while Texas stood at 76.43 dollars. , with a rise of 0.01%.
Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar was established at 1.0917 'green bills', while the Spanish risk premium stood at 98 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 2.980%.