On its side, the European Union has formally adopted this Tuesday a new round of trade sanctions that seek to further isolate Russia on the international stage and tighten the siege on the Russian oligarchs who finance the Vladimir Putin regime, in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine.
Today, the Government of Russia has imposed sanctions against the President of the United States, Joe Biden, the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and other high-ranking officials of the North American country in response to the similar measures adopted by Washington in retaliation for the invasion from Ukraine.
For its part, The US government has announced sanctions against President BelarusAlexander Lukashenko, and his wife, within a battery of measures against Belarusian and Russian individuals with which Washington wants to penalize corruption and human rights violations.
In the negotiations to curb the conflict in Ukraine, investors are also keeping an eye on China. Precisely yesterday a meeting was held between the Asian country and the United States. On the other hand, it is worth noting that the Chinese authorities have reported this Tuesday more than 3,507 new cases of coronavirus detected in the last 24 hours, increasing the figures of the last two days, in what is the worst wave of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in Wuhan.
Investors are also awaiting the meeting that starts this Tuesday of the US Federal Reserve (Fed), in which a rise in interest rates is expected.
The IBEX 35 ha session was marked by volatility: the selector had a value of around 1.7% and a revalidation of 0.63%. In this scenario, the Ibex 35 closed at 8,236.1 integers, with Caixabank (+2.35%), Acciona (+1.65%), Meliá Hotels (+1.28%), CIE Automotive (+1 .17%), IAG (Iberia) (+1.11%) and Endesa (+1.03%) at the head of the increases.
On the negative side, Laboratorios Rovi, which has a stake of 8.71%, of the López-Belmonte family, financed by the mayor of the company, and has 5% of Rovi’s share capital for an import of 180, 8 million euros. They have been followed in ‘red’ by Grifols (-6.45%), Almirall (-5.64%), Siemens Gamesa (-2.48%), Pharma Mar (-1.75%) and Solaria (-1, 68%).
The rest of the main European stock markets have closed with losses, 0.32% in London, 0.23% in Paris, 0.09% in Frankfurt, except for Milan, which has ended the day with an advance of 0.31%.
The price of Brent oil, a reference for Europe, was about to lose 100 dollars, just a week after having reached around 140 dollars, pending the evolution of the talks between Russia and Ukraine for a halt to the Fire and in the face of outbreaks of Covid-19 infections in China. In concrete terms, a barrel of Brent stands at a price of 101.74 dollars, after falling 4.77%, while the Texas was placed at 97.89 dollars, after losing 4.94%.
The price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0951 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium was set at 98 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 1.312%; The yield of the German ‘bund’ moderated to 0.327%, after surpassing the 0.3% level yesterday, a level that it has not registered since 2018.