Tuesday, August 16

The Ibex 35 falls 1.9% in the week and loses the support of 8,250 points

In this way, the Ibex 35 has been the “worst index” among the main global selective, with a weekly fall that would only be surpassed by the North American Russell 2000. The Ibex 35 ended the session this Friday with a decrease of 0, 71% to 8,241.70 points.

The rest of the European stock markets have also finished in ‘red’, with decreases of 0.10% in London, 0.44% in Paris, 0.61% in Frankfurt and 0.26% in Milan.

In this scenario, the most notable falls were those of Fluidra (-5.44%), PharmaMar (-3.83%), Siemens Gamesa (-3.59%), Almirall (-3.36%) and Banco Sabadell (-2.91%).

On the contrary, the biggest increases were presented by Enagás (+ 1.39%), Meliá (+ 1.00%), Iberdrola (+ 0.66%), Red Eléctrica (+ 0.65%), BBVA (+ 0.37%) and Naturgy (+ 0.20%).

The US created far fewer jobs than expected in November. According to the report released this Friday, non-farm payrolls increased by only 210.000 during the month, although the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.2%.

The United States Department of Labor said on Friday that 210,000 jobs were created in November, lower than expected, compared to a figure of 546,000 in the previous month. A Reuters poll of 87 economists had forecast job creation to rise to 550,000. The forecast placed the unemployment rate at 4.5%, although it has dropped to 4.2%.

The ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the representatives of the allied producers, led by Russia, who together form the so-called OPEC +, have agreed to go ahead with the gradual increase in the supply of crude oil by 400,000 barrels per day for January 2022, as contemplated in the roadmap agreed last July, despite the release of reserves by large consumers such as the United States or China and the threat of the omicron variant.

A barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 71.15 dollars, after rising 2.12%, while Texas stood at 67.59 dollars, after advancing 2 , 12%.

The price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.1306 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium stood at 75 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 0.343%.


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