MADRID, 22 September (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ibex 35 lost the 7,800 point level by posting a 1.24% drop in this Thursday’s session marked by central bank decisions.
The United States Federal Reserve (Fed) decided last night to unanimously agree to a third straight rate hike of 75 basis points to bring it within a target range of 3% to 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 this Thursday 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 thus distance itself from the other major central banks.
For its part, the central bank of Switzerland abandoned negative interest rates after a 75 basis point rise to set the reference rate at 0.5%, while the Bank of England hiked rates by 50 basis points to 2.25%, in line with estimates.
Bankinter analysts warn that stock markets fell widely this Thursday, with a leading indicator of economic activity in the United States showing “disappointing” and a “weak” consumer confidence index in the euro-zone.
In this scenario, the Ibex 35 is down 1.24% to 7,774.7 points. The largest decreases were recorded by Solaria (-8.6%), Colonial (-6.2%), Fluidra (-5.7%), Merlin (-5.58%), Grifols (-5.56%) and Amadeus (-5.25%).
On the other hand only Sabadell (+4.99%), Bankinter (+3.09%), CaixaBank (+1.39%), Repsol (+1.01%), Santander (+0.81%) and Enagás (+ 0.38%).
The rest of the European equity markets also ended the session on the downside, down 1.08% in London, 1.87% in Paris, 1.84% in Frankfurt and 1.07% in Milan.
On the other hand, the price of a barrel of Brent oil, a reference for the old continent, stood at $90.62, up 0.95%, while Texas stood at $83.81 after it was up 1.05%. .
Finally, the euro was priced at 0.9836 “greenbacks” against the dollar, while Spain’s risk premium was 114 basis points, with the interest required on the 10-year bond amounting to 3.076%.