Sep. 5 () –
The Ibex 35 has moderated its fall to 0.88% at the close of the session, after having fallen more than 2% today, so that it has stood at 7,862.7 integers, at the beginning of a week in which investors will be aware of the meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) this Thursday.
The American market remains closed on Monday for Labor Day. In addition, it has been known that the supply through the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline, key to the arrival of gas to central Europe, will remain interrupted until further notice, according to Gazprom, due to a series of technical problems that make it impossible to reopen.
The Russian gas giant had already temporarily paralyzed supply for maintenance reasons and, on Friday, explained that new problems have been detected in the only turbine that was still working.
At the macroeconomic level, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), prepared by S&P Global, has shown that the commercial activity of the services sector in Spain expanded during the month of August, although the pace of growth it was mild.
This index has also revealed that the activity of companies in the euro zone as a whole during the month of August registered a contraction for the second consecutive month.
In the United Kingdom, Foreign Minister Liz Truss has emerged the winner of the primaries held within the Conservative Party to elect the replacement for its current leader, Boris Johnson, for which she will become the country’s new prime minister.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, which together form the group known as OPEC+, have reversed their decision last month by agreeing to reduce joint production by 100,000 barrels of oil per day during the month of October. .
In this scenario, most Ibex 35 stocks have closed in negative, highlighting the falls of ArcelorMittal (-3.10%), IAG (-2.99%), Meliá (-2.69%), Grifols (- 2.66%), Acerinox (-2.59%), Fluidra (-2.48%) and Mapfre (-2.46%). Only Repsol (+2.28%), Iberdrola (+0.47%), Amadeus (+0.31%), Siemens Gamesa (+0.28%) and Merlin Properties (+0.11%) have finished positive. ).
The rest of the European stock markets have also shown falls at the close of the day: in the case of Paris, it has fallen by 1.20%; Frankfurt, has done 2.22%, and Milan, 2.01%. Only London has closed with a slight advance of 0.09%.
Likewise, a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 95.52 dollars, with an increase of 2.69%, while the Texas stood at 89.06 dollars, after advance 2.52%.
Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 0.9922 ‘greenbacks’, while the risk premium rose to 121 basis points and the return on the 10-year Spanish bond stood at 2.754%.