The Ibex recovers ground towards the half session and is close to 8,600 points

MADRID, 5 Ene.

The Ibex recovers ground towards the half session and is close to 8,600 points


The Ibex 35 has registered an upward behavior in the first hours of trading this Thursday, so that it has entered positive territory towards the mid-session, rising 0.37% and standing at 8,591.5 points.

The change in the Ibex occurred on a day marked by the data on the activity of the service sector in China, which contracted again in December for the fourth consecutive month, although it showed signs of improvement, according to the PMI index. .

For its part, Eurostat has reported that the prices of industrial production in the euro zone registered a drop of 0.9% last November compared to the previous month, when they had fallen by 3%, while compared to the same month of 2021 they rose 27.1%.

The main values ​​that have promoted the selective of the Spanish markets have been ArcelorMittal (3.23%), Amadeus (3.13%), IAG (2.92%) and Meliá (2.04%). On the contrary, Red Eléctrica has led the values ​​that have been in 'red', with a fall of 3.59%, while Grifols has fallen by 2.42%, Sacyr has done so by 1.93% and Rovi has fallen 1.52%.

Compared to the rest of the indices of the main European stock markets, the German DAX observed a fall of 0.13%, similar to the decrease of 0.22% of the French CAC40, while the Italian FTSE MIB fell a slight 0.03% towards the half session. In this way, the Euro Stoxx 50 fell 0.24%, while the British FTSE 100 advanced 0.43%.

With regard to raw materials, a barrel of Brent has appreciated by 2.25% this Thursday, up to 79.59 dollars, while its US counterpart, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), has reached 74, 56 dollars, 2.38% more.

The European natural gas futures contracts, traded on the Dutch TTF platform, have risen 1.97% this Thursday, to stand at 66.30 euros per megawatt hour (MWh).

In the foreign exchange market, the euro has registered an almost flat growth against the dollar, standing at 1.0617 dollars for each euro, compared to the 1.0610 'green tickets' observed a few minutes after the stock market opening.

In the debt market, the risk premium offered to investors in 10-year Spanish bonds compared to their German counterparts stood at 103.8 basis points, just two tenths below Wednesday's close, although almost two points lower. above the opening.