The Ibex 35 maintains 11,000 points at the opening after opening in 'green', waiting for the ECB

MADRID, 4 Abr.

The Ibex 35 maintains 11,000 points at the opening after opening in 'green', waiting for the ECB


The Ibex 35 began this Thursday's session with a rise of 0.13%, which brought it to 11,046.3 points, on a day marked by the publication of the minutes of the last monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Investors will also be watching composite and services PMI data from Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the eurozone, as well as new jobless claims from the United States.

In Spain, the Public Treasury expects to place between 5,750 million and 7,250 million euros this Thursday in an auction of State bonds and obligations with which it will begin the issues for the month of April, according to the objectives announced by the body dependent on the Ministry of Economy , Commerce and Business.

In the business field, the directors of Applus have stated that their current intention is to accept, first of all, the Public Offer for the Acquisition of shares (OPA) presented by ISQ and TDR (with their joint venture Amber EquityCo) and, only in its default, the proposal of the Apollo fund (through the instrumental company Manzana Spain Bidco).

This was notified by the board of directors of Applus this Wednesday with the market already closed to the National Securities and Markets Commission (CNMV), in two reports that contain its opinion and intentions on the two takeover bids that have been launched on the company in recent months, and whose acceptance period extends from last Tuesday, March 26, to next April 24.

In the early stages of this session, the biggest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by Grifols (1.65%), Endesa (0.92%), Acciona Energía (0.79%), Unicaja Banco (0.61% ) and Acerinox (0.58%), while the 'red lanterns' were ArcelorMittal (-0.35%), Amadeus (-0.31%), Banco Sabadell (-0.17%), Aena (-0 .11%) and Naturgy (-0.10%).

The main European stock markets opened this Thursday with mixed trends. Specifically, Frankfurt lost 0.08%, while London, Milan and Paris rose 0.15%, 0.04%, and 0.01%, respectively.

At the opening of the stock market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.10%, to 89.44 dollars, while that of Texas stood at 85.50 dollars , 0.08% more.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced to 1.0842 'greenbacks', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond climbed to 3.230%.