MADRID, 2 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has accelerated the bullish streak that had started at the opening, so that in the mid-session it stood at 9,233.3 points, 1.74% more than at the close of Wednesday, highlighting the rebound of 14, 1% Grifols.
On Wednesday, the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) decided for the second consecutive meeting to keep interest rates unchanged. However, the president of the issuing institute, Jerome Powell, was cautious, indicating that he cannot ensure that monetary policy is at a sufficiently restrictive level.
For its part, Japan announced this Thursday a package of stimulus measures worth 17 trillion yen (106.5 billion euros) with the aim of alleviating inflationary pressure in the country.
In the debt markets, the Public Treasury has placed 5,882.88 million euros this Thursday in a new auction of bonds and obligations, the first of the month of November, and the 10-year marginal interest has approached 3.6% , according to data published by the Bank of Spain.
In the business field, the publication of company results continues. Aena has reported that it obtained a net profit of 1,139 million euros in the first nine months of the year, 71.3% more. For its part, Grifols recorded profits of 3.32 million euros, 98% less, and has confirmed the sale of the Chinese Shanghai RAAS for the first half of 2024.
Behind Grifols, Colonial was the company that advanced the most on the Stock Market (6.60%), ahead of Merlin (5.59%), Acciona (5.45%), Aena (5.28%), Acciona Energías Renewables (5.17%), Solaria (4.97%), ArcelorMittal (4.06%) and Meliá (3.55%).
Only three stocks were trading negative towards mid-session: CaixaBank (-0.40%), Indra (-0.15%) and BBVA (-0.05%).
The rest of the main European markets were also trading positive towards the mid-session. London advanced 1.32%; Paris, 1.79%; Frankfurt, 1.70%; and Milan, 1.84%.
In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent stood at $85.71, up 1.26%, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) reached $81.50, up 1.32%.
In this context, the yield on the Spanish bond maturing in 10 years fell to 3.745%, compared to the 3.838% recorded at the close of Wednesday. In this way, the risk premium against German debt fell 2.6 points, to 104.8 basis points.
In the foreign exchange market, the euro appreciated 0.64% against the dollar in the mid-session, reaching an exchange rate of 1.0637 'greenbacks' for each unit of the community currency.