The Ibex 35 sees the increases at midday at 0.5%, close to 10,400 points, and awaits the US CPI

MADRID, 12 Mar.

The Ibex 35 sees the increases at midday at 0.5%, close to 10,400 points, and awaits the US CPI


The Ibex 35 stabilized the increases at noon this Tuesday at 0.5%, standing at 10,378.8 points, in a day marked by the publication of the United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of February.

Also in the macroeconomic field, the Public Treasury has placed 1,991.61 million euros in three- and nine-month bills this Tuesday, in the middle band of its objectives, and has done so by offering a lower profitability in the 3-month reference. and higher in nine months, according to data from the Bank of Spain.

For its part, it has been confirmed that Germany's inflation in February moderated to 2.5% year-on-year, while the United Kingdom's unemployment rate in January rose one tenth, to 3.9%.

In addition, investors will continue to pay attention to Grifols, which, after presenting its accounts audited by KPMG, has revealed purchases of shares of the blood products company by its executive directors and directors, while bearish investors continue to make movements in the Spanish firm.

Along these lines, this Tuesday it was learned that the American bank JPMorgan Chase has surfaced a 5.185% stake in Grifols, according to the records of the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).

Given this situation, in the middle section of the negotiation, the biggest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by ArcelorMittal ( 3.05%), Banco Sabadell ( 1.63%), Bankinter ( 1.55%), Mapfre ( 1 .27%) and BBVA (1.15%), while the 'red lanterns' - there were only nine companies in losses - were Grifols (-4.3%), Solaria (-2.23%) and Rovi (- 1.46%).

The main European markets also showed gains at midday: Paris added 0.04%; Frankfurt 0.4%; Milan 0.45% and London 1.1%.

At the same time, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.46%, to 82.58 dollars, while that of Texas stood at 78.21 dollars, a 0.36% more.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced by 0.07%, to 1.0933 'greenbacks', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond fell slightly to 3.11%, with the risk premium (the differential with the German bond) at 82 points.

The troy ounce of gold fell 0.5%, to $2,171, while bitcoin rose 0.3%, to $72,315, after having hit a historic high close to $73,000 yesterday at the stroke of midnight.