MADRID, 17 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has closed the session this Thursday with a fall of 0.78%, which has led it to lose 9,300 integers to stand at 9,278.0 integers, its lowest level since July 10.
Among today's references, it should be noted that the Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) has decided to raise interest rates by 25 basis points, until placing the reference rate at 4%, adding that it expects to undertake another increase of a quarter of point at the meeting next September.
In Spain, it has been known that the trade deficit stood at 16,420.4 million euros in the first six months of the year, which represents a reduction of 48.6% compared to the same period of the previous year. This reduction is due to an increase in Spanish exports of 4.7% year-on-year in the same period, reaching 199,951.2 million euros, a new all-time high, while imports fell by 2.9%, to 216,371.6 million euros.
In this sense, the trade balance of the euro zone has also been published, which posted a positive balance of 5,300 million euros in the first half of 2023, in contrast to the deficit of 151,800 million in the same period of the previous year.
In addition, the debt of all public administrations in Spain reached 1.568 trillion euros in June, a new all-time high, after growing by more than 1.7% in the monthly rate.
They have only closed in 'green' Rovi (1.09%), Bankinter (0.94%), CaixaBank (0.69%), Repsol (0.66%), Sabadell (0.60%), Inditex (0 .32%), Grifols (0.30%), Mapfre (0.11%), Telefónica (0.08%) and Santander (0.01%).
At the other extreme, the most pronounced falls were recorded by Acciona Energía (-3.67%), Aena (-3.62%), Cellnex (-2.89%), Acciona (-2.62%), Solaria (-2.61%), Amadeus (-2.61%), Naturgy (-2.36%) and Meliá (-1.53%).
Like the Ibex 35, the main European stock markets have also fallen at the close, dragged down by Wall Street. Milan has lost 1.03% in the session, Paris, 0.94%, Frankfurt, 0.71%, and London, 0.63%.
On the other hand, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, appreciated by 1.37%, up to 84.59 dollars, while Texas stood at 80.74 dollars, 1. 71% more.
In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0870 'green bills', while in the debt market the interest demanded on the 10-year Spanish bond rose to 3.752% and the risk premium stood at 105 points.