March 2 () –
The Ibex 35 closed with a slight advance of 0.05% and stood above the level of 9,300 integers, on a day in which new inflation data for the euro area was released.
Specifically, the year-on-year inflation rate in the euro area stood at 8.5% in February, which implies a drop of one tenth compared to the data for January, according to the preliminary reading of the community statistics office, Eurostat, which shows a rise in the underlying rate, which excludes the effect of energy and food, to a record of 5.6%.
On the other hand, the minutes of the last meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), held on February 2, have been known, where central bankers believe that concerns about an “excessive adjustment” of financing conditions due to increases in interest rates were premature given the high levels of inflation in the euro zone.
In Spain, the Ministry of Labor has reported that the number of unemployed registered in the offices of the public employment services rose by 2,618 people in February compared to the previous month, so the total stood at 2.911 million people. This is the lowest figure for a month of February since 2008.
On the other hand, Social Security has reported that it gained an average of 88,918 contributors in the second month of the year compared to the previous month. Thus, the total number of contributors in average values stood at 20.17 million people. This is the highest figure in the historical series for a month of February.
In this context, the Ibex 35 has closed at 9,327.3 integers, with Bankinter as bullish value, with a revaluation of 1.83%. It was followed by ArcelorMittal (+1.70%), Rovi (+1.36%), Colonial (+1.24%), Ferrovial (+1.17%), Logista (+0.87%), Merlin ( +0.68%), Acerinox (+0.64%) and Naturgy (+0.62%).
On the other hand, the most notable falls have been registered by Acciona Energía (-2.02%), Cellnex (-1.77%), Meliá (-1.74%), IAG (-1.59%), Fluidra (-1.51%), Grifols (-1.07%) and ACS (-1.07%).
The rest of the European markets have also closed positively, with an increase of 0.69% in Paris, 0.37% in London, 0.30% in Milan and 0.15% in Frankfurt.
The barrel of Brent registered an increase of 0.56%, reaching 84.71 dollars, while West Texas Intermediate reached 78.19 dollars, 0.66% more.
The yield of the 10-year Spanish bond in the secondary debt markets has experienced a rebound, reaching 3.702%, after closing on Wednesday at 3.667%, while the risk premium stood at 96.1 points.
In the foreign exchange market, the euro has depreciated by 0.69% against the dollar, so it has fallen to around 1.0595 dollars for each euro.