Asian markets fell on a slow Thursday, with the omicron spread clouding the last session of the year for many exchanges, while oil was about to end the year with gains of more than 50%.
S&P 500 ESc1 and Nasdaq NQc1 futures were flat, while EUROSTOXX 50 STXEc1 futures were up 0.1% and FTSE FFIc1 futures were down 0.1%.
Oil prices extended their streak of several consecutive days of gains on Thursday, fueled by data showing demand for fuel in the United States holding up well despite rising infections from the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Indra will digitize the Chilean port of Valparaíso (Expansión)
The CNMV fined OHLA and directors 310,000 euros for “inaccurate data” in the 2018 accounts (ABC)
Capital Energy receives the green light for its first wind farm in Castilla-La Mancha (Cinco Días)
The hotel companies Vincci, Blue Sea and Silken ask for 117 million ransom from the Sepi fund (Expansion)
Alcoa will stop primary aluminum production in Spain for two years (Reuters)
Samsung and Micron warn that Xian’s lockdown in China could disrupt memory chip manufacturing (Reuters)
China’s Didi revenue falls due to the impact of China’s regulatory measures on its activity (Reuters)
China Evergrande shares fall after defaulting on new coupons (Reuters)
The day begins with the UK release of the December Nationwide Home Price Index. In our country the CPI data for December will be released and the Bank of Spain will publish the current account balance. In the US, the focus will be on weekly claims for unemployment benefits.
ECONOMY AND POLITICS
Biden and Putin will speak on Thursday amidst Ukraine (Reuters)
US goods trade deficit hits record, pending home sales drop (Reuters)
Countries around the world are trying to reconcile the restrictions on the omicron variant with the reactivation of their economies (Reuters)
Unions and employers agree to extend the collective bargaining agreement for the hospitality sector (Cinco Días)
– Bankinter distributes dividend in charge of 2021
– Mistral Patrimonio Inmobiliario Socimi pays an interim dividend for 2021
– Renta 4 Banco pays dividend in charge of 2021
– Gore Spain Holdings Socimi distributes a dividend payable for 2021 of 0.40 euros gross per share