The Ibex 35 falls 0.1% at the opening, on the verge of 10,900 points, awaiting the ECB

MADRID, 9 Abr.

The Ibex 35 falls 0.1% at the opening, on the verge of 10,900 points, awaiting the ECB


The Ibex 35, the main indicator of the Spanish market, began this Tuesday's session with a fall of 0.14%, which took it to 10,897 points, in a day with few macroeconomic and business references.

In Spain, the Public Treasury expects to place between 4.5 billion and 5.5 billion euros in an auction of 6 and 12 month bills, according to the objectives announced by the body dependent on the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business.

In the Spanish business field, CriteriaCaixa, the holding company of the La Caixa Banking Foundation, announced yesterday that it has reached a 5.007% stake in Telefónica's shareholding.

For its part, tomorrow Wednesday the inflation data in the United States will be known which, together with the employment data from last Friday, should give clues about the future decisions of the Federal Reserve (Fed).

In addition, on Thursday there will be a new monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), where investors will be attentive to the messages that the organization sends about a possible rate cut in June.

On Friday the final estimate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the eurozone will be known and the results season will begin in the United States, with the presentation of the accounts of the main investment banks.

Between Thursday and Friday, new data will also be released to take the temperature of the evolution of the Chinese economy: inflation, industrial prices, trade balance and 'stock' of new loans.

In the early stages of this session, the biggest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by Grifols (1.66%), Unicaja Banco (0.59%), Rovi (0.48%), Telefónica (0.38%). and Mapfre (0.34%), while the 'red lanterns' were Acciona Energía (-0.6%), Iberdrola (-0.49%), Aena (-0.45%), IAG (-0. 39%) and Naturgy (-0.30%).

The main European stock markets opened this Tuesday in 'red', with drops of 0.44% for Paris, 0.39% for Frankfurt, 0.25% for Milan and 0.19% for London.

At the opening of the stock market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.17%, to 90.53 dollars, while that of Texas stood at 86.54 dollars , 0.13% more.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced to 1.0856 'greenbacks', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond climbed to 3.228%.