MADRID, September 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ibex 35 started this Friday’s session down 0.2%, leading the selective index to stand at 7,759.36 integers at 9:01 am in a week marked by central bank decisions and the resulting energy crisis was marked by war in Ukraine and by inflation.
Notably, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) has unanimously agreed to approve a third straight rate hike of 75 basis points in a row to bring it within a target range of between 3% and 3.25%.
This is the country’s highest cash price since January 2008, just months before that year’s crisis with the bankruptcies of Bear Sterns and Lehman Brothers sparked.
Following the Fed, the Bank of Japan decided yesterday to keep the country’s interest rates at -0.1%, the same rate it has maintained since January 2016, when it entered negative territory for the first time in its history and turned the rest of the major central banks distanced themselves.
For its part, the Bank of England hiked rates by 50 basis points to 2.25%, in line with estimates.
In this way, the selective Madridian, after falling 1.24% in yesterday’s session, started the session clinging to the psychological level of 7,700 points, with most of the values in red, led by Grifols (- 1.07%), BBVA (-1.04%), Repsol (-1.04%), Bankinter (-1.01%), Sabadell (-0.92%) and Santander (-0.83%) .
The other European stock markets also opened lower with a minus of 0.1% for Frankfurt, Paris and London.
On the other hand, the price of a barrel of Brent oil, a reference for the old continent, stood at $89, down 0.63%, while Texas stood at $82, down 0 .05%.
Finally, the euro was priced at 0.9793 “greenbacks” against the dollar, while the Spanish risk premium was 113 basis points, with the interest required on the 10-year bond being 3.070%.