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

MADRID, 23 May.

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


The Ibex 35 remained slightly below the level of 9,300 points towards the mid-session, trading at 12:00 with a fall of 0.15% compared to Monday's close and standing at 9,290.8 points.

Without major national references, investor attention continues to be focused on the uncertainty generated by the United States debt ceiling, after the meeting between the country's president, Joe Biden, and the House of Representatives ended without an agreement. Kevin McCarthy.

For her part, the US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, considers it "highly probable" that the country will not be able to meet its payment obligations from the beginning of June if Congress does not act to raise or suspend the debt limit.

In the macro sphere, after the markets closed yesterday, the governor of the Bank of Spain, Pablo Hernández de Cos, predicted that high interest rates will continue "for a long time" to achieve the objective of inflation standing at the 2%. He also stressed that with the current information, new rate hikes are still expected at the next ECB meetings.

In addition, today it has been known that the private sector activity in the euro zone moderated to a three-month low in May, although it continued to expand for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), prepared by Hamburg Commercial Bank and S

In this context, Colonial stood in the mid-session as the stock that rose the most (2.72%), ahead of Solaria (2.24%), Merlin (2.01%), Rovi (1.45%) , Mapfre (1.01%) and Endesa (0.90%).

On the opposite side was Logista, leading the falls (-1.17%), ahead of Indra (-1.09%), Grifols (-1.07%), Repsol (-1.05%), Amadeus (-1%), Aena (-0.93%) and Naturgy (-0.67%).

In the rest of Europe, the German DAX fell 0.20%; the French CAC 40, 0.87%; the Italian FTSE MIB, 0.49%; and the Euro Stoxx 50, 0.51%. On its side, the British FTSE 100 rose 0.16%.

Likewise, after the mid-session, a barrel of Brent traded at 75.96 dollars, 0.05% less, while the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at 72 dollars, 0.07% less.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish 10-year bond rose to 3.541%, from 3.508% at Monday's close. This boosted the risk premium against German bonds by two tenths, up to 105.1 basis points.

On its side, the euro depreciated 0.36% against the dollar, reaching 1.0773 dollars for each euro, thus moving away from the level of 1.08 'green tickets' that it had reached in the market on Monday.