The Ibex 35 starts the month of March in 'red', with 11,000 points, after the Easter break

MADRID, 2 Abr.

The Ibex 35 starts the month of March in 'red', with 11,000 points, after the Easter break


The Ibex 35 began this Tuesday's session, the first of the month of March, with a fall of 0.37%, which brought it to 11,033.9 points, on a day in which the Madrid selective has returned to stock market activity after the Easter break and in which the data on unemployment and Social Security affiliation in Spain for the month of March have been known.

Specifically, the number of unemployed people registered in the offices of public employment services fell by 33,405 people in March compared to the previous month, which represents a decrease of 1.2% in percentage terms, according to data published this Tuesday by the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy.

Likewise, Social Security gained an average of 193,585 contributors in March compared to the previous month (0.9%), its second largest increase in this month in the entire historical series, thanks to the boost from the hospitality industry, which added more than 81,000 affiliates. for hiring associated with Holy Week.

This week investors will also be attentive to the publication of inflation data in Europe, on Wednesday, and employment data in the United States, on Friday.

In the business field, Rovi has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its drug Risvan as a treatment for schizophrenia in adults, as reported this Tuesday by the pharmaceutical company to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).

On the other hand, Nacho Abia, until now an external director of Grifols, made his debut this Monday, April 1, as the company's new CEO, in a context marked by the crisis unleashed in the company after the attacks by the bearish Gotham City fund. Research, which could soon launch a new offensive against the Catalan firm, and for the doubts that it has to clear up before the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).

Raimon Grifols and Víctor Grifols Deu, who have transferred their respective responsibilities as chief corporate officer and chief operating officer, respectively, to Nacho Abia from this Monday, April 1, they will remain as advisors to Grifols during a transition period that will end on May 31.

For its part, the Ministry of Finance approved the injection of 500 million euros to the State Society of Industrial Participations (SEPI) to undertake the acquisition of Telefónica shares, according to a report from the General Intervention of the State Administration ( IGAE).

In addition, Inditex returns to Ukraine after two years of closure as a result of the war with the opening of online commerce starting this Tuesday, April 2, to which will be added tomorrow, Wednesday, the return to activity of around 20 stores of its seven brands (three from Zara) in the kyiv area.

Naturgy holds its general meeting of shareholders this Tuesday, on first call at its headquarters in Madrid, with the approval of a complementary dividend of 0.40 euros per share as the main item on the agenda and with no progress to present on its Geminis project. to split into two listed companies in the group.

In the early stages of this session, the biggest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by IAG (2.30%), Banco Sabadell (1.81%), Sacyr (1.80%) and Unicaja Banco (1.63% ), while the 'red lanterns' were CaixaBank (-6.74%), ACS (-3.05%) and Aena (-2.91%).

The main European stock markets opened this Tuesday in 'green', with increases of 0.48% for London, 0.28% for Paris, 0.27% for Milan, and 0.23% for Frankfurt.

At the opening of the stock market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.67%, to 88.01 dollars, while that of Texas stood at 84.30 dollars , 0.7% more.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced to 1.0728 'greenbacks', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond climbed to 3.234%.