The Spanish selective thus approaches 8,500 points, but leaves 1.20% in the week. The London FTSE 100 has posted a rise of 3.91% this Friday, the Dax 3.66%, the Euro Stoxx 50 3.58%, the French Cac 40 3.55%, the Ibex 35 a 3.51% and the Italian FTSE Mib 3.49%.
In the Ibex 35, all the values have ended with rises. ArcelorMittal has led the advances with a rise of 9.85%, Endesa 6.71%, Acerinox 6.46%, Ferrovial 5.32% and Iberdrola 5.22%. Among the stocks that weigh the most in the national index are Banco Santander’s 4.35%, BBVA 2.57%, Inditex 2.45%, Repsol 2.33%, Telefónica 2% and Amadeus 1, 64%.
The Russian Presidency has shown this Friday its willingness to send a high-level delegation to the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to hold talks with Ukraine, one day after the start of a military offensive against the neighboring country. The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has offered his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to start a dialogue process “to stop the death of people” after the military offensive launched on Thursday on Ukrainian territory.
ACS is considering acquiring 20% of its stake in Abertis from its German subsidiary, Hochtief, with the aim of unifying it with the 30% that it controls directly, thus simplifying its corporate structure and contributing to the financing of the takeover bid of 1,000 million launched on the Australian Cimic.
The price in the markets of both oil and natural gas futures contracts have evolved lower this Friday, after they soared on Thursday after the start of the Russian invasion in Ukraine.
The barrel of Brent, a benchmark for Europe, stood at 99.86 dollars this Friday, compared to 105.57 where it was on Thursday morning. On its side, the West Texas Intermediate barrel, used as a reference in the United States, has fallen to 92.85 dollars, after having reached 100.34 ‘greenbacks’ on Thursday.
Natural gas futures, which are traded on the Dutch platform TTF and are a reference for the whole of Europe, have fallen by more than 20%, after the upward spiral of recent days. Specifically, the price on the TTF platform has fallen to 106.7 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), compared to 140 euros where it reached on Thursday. Although the current price level is high by historical standards, it is still far from the 180 euros per MWh it reached in December.
Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.1222 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium continued to fall to 101 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 1.196% .