MADRID, 6 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has started the session this Monday with an advance of 0.3%, which has led the selective to start the week at 9,494 points. Shortly after the opening, the Madrid parquet increased the gains slightly and the Ibex surpassed, although by little, the level of 9,500 integers.
Investors will be awaiting new macroeconomic data this week and the appearance tomorrow and Wednesday of the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed), Jerome Powell, before the Senate Banking Committee and before Congress, respectively.
The main European stock markets also woke up positive, with gains of 0.5% in Paris, 0.4% in Milan and almost 0.2% in Frankfurt. London, for its part, woke up flat.
In the early stages of today's session, the biggest increases were recorded by Santander and Merlin, which rose by almost 1.1%; Meliá (1%) and Repsol (0.85%), which before the opening of the market has announced that it will buy 2.64% of its capital for a maximum amount of 909.7 million within the framework of a new program of repurchase of shares that will begin this Monday and will conclude, foreseeably, on July 31.
On the decrease side, Grifols (-2.29%), Acciona (-0.34%), Ferrovial (-0.33%) and ArcelorMittal (-0.15%) stood out.
At the opening of the stock market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, fell to 85.53 dollars (-0.3%), while Texas traded at 79.44 dollars, with a setback also of 0.3%.
In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0649 'green tickets', while in the debt market, the interest required on the ten-year bond fell to 3.681%.