MADRID, 1 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has started trading in August with a decrease of 1.44%, which has led the selective to lose almost 140 points and stand at the edge of 9,500, closing the day on Tuesday at 9,502.90 points.
The drop in the Spanish stock index occurred after learning that activity in the Spanish manufacturing sector deteriorated in July for the fourth consecutive month until it fell to its lowest level so far this year, according to the PMI index, which has dropped to 47.8 points from 48 the previous month, according to the S survey
At the European level, the manufacturing sector once again accelerated the rate of contraction during the month of July, when the PMI index stood at 42.7 points, compared to 43.4 the previous month, which is the worst reading of the data. in 38 months.
Likewise, Eurostat has published this Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the euro area stood at 6.4% last June, in line with the two previous months and its lowest level in the entire historical series, while in The EU as a whole also repeated the record low of 5.9% for the third month.
In this context, only four values have avoided closing in 'red': Rovi (0.73%), Indra (0.61%), Unicaja Banco (0.09%) and Meliá, which has closed without changes.
Among the securities with the worst performance in the session on Tuesday, BBVA (-2.91%) led, ahead of Sacyr (-2.64%), Banco Santander (-2.29%), Banco Sabadell (-2 10%), ArcelorMittal (-2.07%) and Solaria (-2%).
The stock market falls have been common to the rest of the large European stock markets. Frankfurt has fallen by 1.26%; Paris, 1.22%; Milan, 0.97% and London, 0.43%.
In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent fell 0.69% at the close of the European session, to 84.84 dollars, while the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at 81.20 dollars, a 0 .73% less.
On its side, the yield of the Spanish bond with a maturity of 10 years has been located at 3.583%, compared to 3.515% in which it closed on Monday. Thus, the risk premium against German bonds has reached 102.6 basis points, three tenths above the level observed the previous day.
In the foreign exchange market, at the end of the European trading day, the euro accumulated a daily depreciation of 0.25% against the dollar, so that it observed an exchange rate of 1.0970 dollars for each euro, losing the level of 1 ,1 'greenbacks'.