The Ibex 35 closes the session practically flat and remains at 9,300 integers

MADRID, 16 Ago.

The Ibex 35 closes the session practically flat and remains at 9,300 integers


The Ibex 35 has closed the session on Wednesday practically flat, with a slight rebound of 0.03%, which has led it to stand at 9,350.5 integers, after the fall it registered yesterday of almost 1% that led to losing the level of 9,400 points.

The Madrid selective remains attentive to the publication of the minutes of the July meeting of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) and slows its fall after the 'macro' data that was released on Tuesday in China.

In this sense, Renta 4 analysts indicate that, after the data released yesterday, the market is showing "growing doubts" about China's ability to meet the 5% growth target in 2023 and about the "delicate situation" of its real estate sector and the possible impact on the financial system.

The markets have woken up this Wednesday with the decision of the Central Bank of New Zealand to leave the official interest rate intact at 5.5%.

In Europe, it has been confirmed that the economy of the euro zone registered an expansion of 0.3% in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the three previous months, when it had remained stable, as reported by Eurostat on Wednesday, while published that the year-on-year inflation rate in the United Kingdom stood at 6.8% last July, compared to the 7.9% rise in prices in June, which represents the lowest level of inflation since February 2022.

In Spain, the Public Treasury has placed 2,048 million euros in 3- and 9-month bills, above the expected average range, and has cut the remuneration of the 9-month reference and raised, albeit slightly, that offered in the bills at 3 months, according to data from the Bank of Spain.

Investor demand has once again widely exceeded the amount placed on the markets and in this Wednesday's auction the requests have exceeded 5,350 million euros, more than double the amount awarded.

In this context, the largest increases within the Ibex 35 have been registered by Naturgy (1.23%), Inditex (1.01%), Aena (1.01%), Fluidra (0.75%) and Iberdrola (0. 61%). At the other extreme, the most pronounced falls were registered by CaixaBank (-1.08%), Meliá (-0.80%), Ferrovial (-0.71%), Bankinter (-0.67%) and Acciona (-0.66%).

The rest of the main European selectives have closed down: Milan, London and Paris have lost 0.93%, 0.44% and 0.10% respectively today. Only Frankfurt has risen by 0.14%.

At the close of the session, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.12%, to $84.99, while Texas stood at $81.01, a 0 .02% more.

In the currency market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced to 1.0899 'green tickets', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond fell to 3.692% and the premium of risk stood at 103 basis points.