The Ibex closes the week recovering 10,000 points, with an increase of 1.3%

MADRID, 2 Feb.

The Ibex closes the week recovering 10,000 points, with an increase of 1.3%


The Ibex 35 closed this week with an increase of 1.3%, so that the index stood at 10,062.5 points, in a few days marked by the publication of banking results. Compared to Thursday, the Ibex 35 has progressed 0.48%.

In recent days, Banco Santander, BBVA, Sabadell and CaixaBank have published their accounts, joining Bankinter, which published them last week. These five aggregated banks closed 2023 with a net profit of 26,088 million euros, 26.8% more than at the end of 2022.

This Friday it was also known that unemployment rose by 60,404 people in January due to the end of the Christmas campaign, although in seasonally adjusted terms it fell by 27,691 people. At the end of the month, the total number of unemployed was 2,767 million people. For its part, Social Security lost an average of 231,250 contributors in January compared to the previous month (-1.1%) due to the end of the Christmas campaign.

Likewise, it has also been known that Spain closed 2023 with a new record for tourist arrivals, with the arrival of 85.1 million visitors.

During the trading day this Friday, Banco Santander has been the main bullish value (3.70%), followed by BBVA (3.32%), Grifols (1.89%), Colonial (1.59%), Meliá (1.13%) and Fluidra (1%).

On the opposite side are Repsol (-2.45%), Cellnex (-2.42%), Indra (-2.02%), Naturgy (-1.30%), Redeia (-1.18%) and Telefónica (-0.83%).

In the rest of the European markets, only London closed on Friday with falls (-0.09%). Paris has advanced 0.05%; Frankfurt, 0.35%; and Milan, 0.09%.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent fell 1.37% at the close of the European trading session, to $77.61, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at $72.51, a 1 .77% more.

For its part, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity has risen to 3.168%, from the 3.085% at which it closed on Thursday. On the other hand, the risk premium has fallen by nine tenths, to 92.7 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro depreciated 0.80% against the dollar, reaching 1.0785 'greenbacks' for each unit of the community currency.