The financial markets expect the London FTSE to open with 14 more points at 7,351, the Frankfurt DAX with 22 points more at 15,709 and the Paris CAC with 11 points more at 7,025.
Japan’s Nikkei index was down as investors were cautious ahead of key central bank meetings next week, although strong airline earnings limited losses and omicron-related fears continued to wane.
Oil prices expanded their gains thanks to confidence that the omicron variant of the coronavirus will not affect global growth, although some governments have tightened restrictions to stop its rapid spread.
BioNTech and Pfizer claimed Wednesday that a three-injection treatment of their COVID-19 vaccine was able to neutralize the new omicron variant in a laboratory test, an early sign that booster injections could be key to protection against the variant. newly identified (Reuters)
The FDA authorizes AstraZeneca antibody therapy against COVID-19. (Reuters)
Volkswagen’s America boss sees the global chip shortage continuing into the third quarter of next year, but believes the auto industry will maintain the discipline that has led to strong vehicle pricing and corporate profits. even when the semiconductor flow returns to normal. (Reuters)
ACS and OHLA will compete for the million-dollar works in New York (Cinco Días)
MásMóvil will save 110 million in 2022 with the purchase of Euskaltel (Cinco Días)
The ‘telecos’ plan to delay the 5G network if they have to pay the ‘RTVE rate’ (Expansión)
Santander and BBVA are interested in WiZink’s payments subsidiary (Expansión)
Santander invests 2,000 million in technology for its digital leap (Expansión)
HIG signs Santander to acquire Noatum (Expansión)
Cirsa hires Lazard to go public valued at 3,000 million (Cinco Días)
Triple A credit for Real Madrid (Five Days)
Mercadona will raise the salary by 5% to adapt it to inflation (Expansion)
Trafigura achieves a profit of 340 million from the sale of Matsa (Expansion)
Vicens Vives asks Sepi for 25 million through two loans (Expansión)
The day begins with the publication of the CPI for China (2.3% in November, compared to 1.5% previously and below the expected 2.5%) and the PPI (12.9%, from 13.5% before and compared to the 12.4% expected). In Europe, the German trade balance for October will be published (12.5B, compared to the previous 13.2 and the 13.4 expected). And in the US the focus of attention will be on the new requests for unemployment benefits.
ECONOMY AND POLITICS
Inflation in China, in full swing, declined slightly in November, driven by government measures against skyrocketing commodity prices and alleviating energy shortages, as part of Beijing’s efforts to reduce the effects. devastating effects of rising costs in the economy. (Reuters)
The Bank of England will wait until early next year before raising borrowing costs later than expected, awaiting more information on the economic impact of the new variant of the omicron coronavirus, according to a Reuters poll. (Reuters)
COVID-19 infections in Japan are declining in contrast to spikes in other parts of Asia, which has puzzled experts. New daily infections have dropped to less than one per million people, the lowest among major economies except China, and fatalities have dropped to zero in recent days. (Reuters)
– The IBEX 35 Technical Advisory Committee holds an ordinary meeting