MADRID, 19 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ibex 35 has recovered part of the ground lost during the day on Monday and at the opening, so that in the mid-session it was trading at 9,536.7 points, which represents an increase of 0.58% in a week marked by interest rate decisions of the central banks of the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Japan.
After the rate increase decided by the European Central Bank (ECB) last Thursday, this week it is the turn of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday and the Bank of England and the Swiss National Bank on Thursday, as well as from the Bank of Japan on Friday.
On the other hand, investors also continue to digest the review that the INE made yesterday of Spain's GDP, modifying upward the growth of the Spanish economy in 2022, from 5.5% to 5.8%, due to the greater contribution of external demand, and raising the evolution from 5.5% to 6.4% in 2021.
Likewise, this Tuesday, Eurostat published that inflation in the euro zone stood at 5.2% in the month of August, which represents a decrease of one tenth compared to the interannual figure for July.
In this context, Merlin led the increases towards the mid-session (1.65%), ahead of Colonial (1.57%), Solaria (1.56%), Grifols (1.30%), Enagás (1. 28%) and Unicaja (1.20%).
On the opposite side, only five stocks were trading negative at 12:00 p.m.: Fluidra (-2.60%), Logista (-0.32%), Rovi (-0.28%), Sacyr (-0.27%) and Indra (-0.21%).
The evolution in the mid-session was also positive in the rest of the major European markets, except Frankfurt, which fell 0.04%. Paris advanced 0.28%; Milan, 0.59%; and London, 0.17%.
For its part, a barrel of Brent was trading at $95.03, 0.66% higher, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) advanced 1.30%, to $92.67.
In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity stood at 3.766%, from 3.778% recorded at the close of Monday. In this way, the risk premium against German debt was 106 basis points, one point less.
In the foreign exchange market, the euro remained flat against the dollar, trading at an exchange rate of 1.0693 dollars per euro.