The Ibex remains on the verge of 9,300 in the half session

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The Ibex remains on the verge of 9,300 in the half session


The Ibex 35 recorded a decrease of 0.31% in the mid-session compared to Wednesday's close, a drop similar to that observed at the opening, so that by 12:00 noon it was at 9,299.6 points, in one day still marked by the consequences of Fitch's downgrade of the US rating.

The Public Treasury has placed 6,258.19 million euros this Thursday in a medium- and long-term debt auction, in the expected medium-high range, and has done so by remunerating investors with higher interest rates for 10-year obligations .

On the other hand, today it has been revealed that the growth of activity in the Spanish services sector slowed down in July to its lowest level so far this year, although it managed to remain above the level of no changes in the managers' index for the ninth consecutive month. of purchase (PMI), elaborated by S

Thus, the deterioration in private sector activity in the euro area worsened in July as a result of the worsening contraction in manufacturing and the weakening of services, as reflected in the PMI composite index, with Spain as only large euro economy that managed to expand at the start of the third quarter.

In this context, CaixaBank was the stock that rose the most towards the mid-session (1.77%), ahead of Unicaja Banco (1.4%), Mapfre (1.19%), Bankinter (1.17%), Rovi (0.87%) and Banco Santander (0.81%).

On the other hand, the biggest decrease towards 12:00 hours was that of Naturgy, which fell 2.73% due to the ex-dividend effect. Behind were IAG (-2.09%), Meliá (-1.72%), Cellnex (-1.67%), ArcelorMittal (-1.34%) and Acerinox (-1.11%).

The stock market falls were being common to the rest of the large European markets, with Frankfurt falling 0.75%; Paris, 0.77%; Milan, 0.91%; and London, 1.01%.

A barrel of Brent was trading at $83.11, down 0.10%, while West Texas Intermediate fell 0.08% to $79.44.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond with a maturity of 10 years stood at 3.615%, from 3.577% at which it closed on Wednesday. Thus, the risk premium against German bonds stood at 104.9 basis points, seven tenths more.

Towards the middle of the stock market session, the euro registered a depreciation of 0.12% against the dollar, up to 1.0925 dollars for each euro.