MADRID, 15 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has started the session this Thursday with a fall of 0.37%, which has led the selective to lose the psychological level of 9,400 points, reaching 9,397.80 points, after the decision of the Federal Reserve of the United States (Fed) to maintain interest rates and waiting for what the European Central Bank (ECB) does today.
The ECB is expected to raise interest rates by 25 basis points, thus raising the price of money in the euro area to the highest since the summer of 2008, as discounted by the consensus of analysts consulted by Europa Press, who also anticipate that the institution will indicate the need for more increases without clarifying whether it will terminate the cycle in July or September.
Yesterday, after the closure of the European Stock Markets, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) announced its decision to maintain interest rates in the target range of between 5% and 5.25%.
In addition to interest rates, today's session will be marked by the publication of new requests for unemployment benefits and retail sales in the United States, the CPI in France and the trade balance in the euro area.
In Spain, the Public Treasury returns to the markets with an auction of State bonds and obligations, with which it will close the issues for the month of June and in which it expects to place between 4,500 million and 5,500 million euros.
In the early stages of the session this Thursday, the biggest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by Inditex (0.70%), Indra (0.69%), BBVA (0.28%), Merlin Properties (0, 25%) and Enagás (0.17%), while on the opposite side, with the greatest falls, were Grifols (-2.06%), ArcelorMittal (-1.17%), Solaria (-1.04 ) and Santander, whose shares lost 0.94%.
The main European stock markets also opened the day with a negative sign: 0.32% for Milan, 0.30% for Paris, 0.28% for London, and 0.25% for Frankfurt.
In the raw materials market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 73.48 dollars, with a rise of 0.38%, while Texas was trading at 68 .55 dollars, with an increase of 0.41%.
In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0812 'greenbacks', while the Spanish risk premium was around 95.1 points, with the interest required on the ten-year Spanish bond in 3.447%.