MADRID, 9 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 traded in the mid-session with a fall of around 0.6%, which brought it to the edge of 9,400 integers, in a session in which the main reference for investors has been the inflation data China, whose year-on-year rate stood at 1% last February.
This figure represents a substantial moderation from the 2.1% price rise in January and the slowest rate of increase in the cost of living since February 2022. However, China's National Statistical Office (NSO) has warned of the impact on February inflation of seasonal factors such as decreased consumer demand after the Lunar New Year celebrations.
However, the markets are still waiting to know tomorrow's official employment report in the United States, after the president of the Federal Reserve (Fed), Jerome Powell, transferred yesterday before the Congress of the North American country that the amount of The next rate hike --scheduled for March 22nd-- has not yet been decided and it will be precisely the employment data that will be released tomorrow and the inflation data, which will be published next week, that will mark the next step . Investors, however, discounted a new rise of 50 basis points.
In this context, only two stocks were in positive territory in the mid-session: Fluidra, with an advance of 0.37%, and Enagás, with a rise of 0.29%. On the side of falls, those of Meliá (-2.53%), Colonial (-2.44%), Merlin (-2.39%), Grifols (-2.31%), Rovi (-1 .62%) and Acciona (-1.52%).
The rest of the European stock markets also fell at noon: the FTSE MIB in Milan lost 1.05%; London's FTSE 100, 0.67%; the CAC 40 in Paris, 0.39%; and the Frankfurt DAX, 0.38%.
Likewise, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at 82.45 dollars, with a decrease of 0.27%, while Texas was trading at 76.45 dollars, 0. 27% less.
In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0568 'green bills', while the Spanish risk premium stood at 102 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 3.688%. .