MADRID, 4 (EUROPA PRESS)
The Ibex 35 closed the day this Thursday with an increase of 0.23%, which led it to consolidate at 8,100 integers, in a day in which it reached the level of 8,200 points , a level that has not been able to close since the end of June.
Concretely, the selective ended at 8,161.1 whole, a session marked by the meeting of the Bank of England, which decided to raise its rates by 50 basis points, to 1.75%, its largest increase. in 27 years.
Markets are also expecting the escalation of tension in the Asia-Pacific region today, following the visit of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday evening on a visit that lasted less than 24 hours but sparked controversy and drew heavy criticism from the Chinese government, which considers the island to be one more province. under its sovereignty.
In response, a series of military maneuvers would take place which were denounced by the various actors in the region. On the one hand, the Taiwanese air force announced that a total of 27 Chinese military planes would have invaded its airspace on Wednesday, while Japan denounced that five of the nine ballistic missiles launched by the China have fallen into its exclusive zone. Economic.
In Spain, the Public Treasury placed, during the first auction in August, 5,149 million euros of government bonds, in the expected average range, and did so by remunerating investors for three of the four references auctioned, although with a lower interest rate, according to data published by the Bank of Spain.
Investors maintained their appetite for Spanish debt securities, as the cumulative demand for the four benchmarks auctioned on Thursday exceeded 8,963 million euros, almost double what was finally auctioned on the markets.
In this scenario, the largest mid-session increases were recorded by Solaria (+6.37%), Grifols (+5.27%), Fluidra (+2.69%), PharmaMar (+1.26 %), Inditex (+1.25%), Meliá (+1.22%), BBVA (+1.12%) and Acerinox (+1.10%).
On the other side were Merlin Properties (-8.14%), although its shares are listed today without dividend rights (“ex-dividend”), Indra (-3.57%), Acciona Energía ( -3.48%), Amadeus (-1.83%), Naturgy (-1.50%), Repsol (-1.17%), Banco Sabadell (-0.82%) and CaixaBank (-0.81 %) .
The rest of the European stock exchanges also closed with advances, 0.64% in the case of Paris, 0.55% in Frankfurt, 0.31% in Milan and 0.03% in London.
Similarly, the price of a barrel of Brent-grade oil, a benchmark for the Old Continent, stood at 93.8 dollars, with a drop of 3.09%, while Texas settled at 87.9 dollars, after an increase of 2.9%.
Finally, the rate of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0216 “greenback”, while the risk premium stood at 110 basis points and the yield of the Spanish 10-year bond at 1.891%.