MADRID, 23 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Ibex 35 closed this Tuesday with a fall of 1.09%, reaching 9,859.2 points, thus erasing the gains made yesterday – when it rose 1.11% – in a day of transition and with hardly any macroeconomic reference indicators.

The Spanish selective started with a slight progress that allowed it to briefly touch 10,000 points at the opening and, shortly after, opt for declines and stabilize them at around 1%, being especially penalized by the declines of important values ​​such as Inditex, Banco Santander and Iberdrola.

While waiting next Thursday for the monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the start of the national results season with Bankinter, investors have focused this Tuesday on the fact that the Central Bank of Japan has maintained its interest rates official at -0.1% and has cut its inflation projections.

Likewise, this day the worsening of consumer confidence in the eurozone in November was known when a slight improvement was expected, while the Richmond Fed manufacturing index (USA) in January has fallen sharply when an increase was also expected.

On the political side, in Spain this Tuesday the Minister of Economy, Commerce and Business, Carlos Body, began an individual round of contacts with the presidents of the main Spanish banks. The first to meet with the minister will be the presidents of CaixaBank, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, KutxaBank, Antón Arriola, and BBVA, Carlos Torres.

Wednesday will continue with the president of Banco Sabadell, Josep Oliu, the president of KPMG, Juan José Cano, and the president of Unicaja Banco, Manuel Azuaga.

Thus, at the close of the session, the biggest declines in the Ibex have been for Aena (-2.54%); Ferrovial (-2.3%); Amadeus (-2.1%); Inditex (-1.99%); Iberdrola (-1.87%) and Banco Santander (-1.7%). On the other hand, the advances have been led by Acciona Energía (3.31%); IAG (2.21%): Grifols (1.97%); Acciona (1.95%) and Unicaja (1.23%).

Regarding Grifols, the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) indicated this Tuesday that it has begun to analyze the information sent by Grifols on various aspects of its accounting, among them, the links of the Catalan company with the ‘family office’ Scranton, and has indicated that its conclusions may take a few weeks.

Likewise, beyond the review of Grifols’ financial information, the CNMV has announced that it is also analyzing the conduct of the bearish fund Gotham City Research in terms of the content of its report, the way in which it was disseminated and the related market operations. , as there could be a possible case of market abuse.

The negative evolution has been the trend in the stock markets of the Old Continent: London has subtracted 0.03%; Paris and Frankfurt 0.34% each and Milan 0.35%.

On the other hand, a barrel of Brent was trading at $79.69, 0.5% less, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell 0.25%, to $74.57.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond maturing in 10 years has closed at 3.264% after adding almost seven basis points. In this way, the risk premium (the differential with the German bond) stood at 91.5 basis points.

Regarding currencies, the euro depreciated 0.48% against the dollar, reaching an exchange rate of 1.0843 ‘greenbacks’ for each unit of the community currency, minimums not seen since mid-December. .

For its part, Bitcoin, the most valuable and best-known cryptocurrency, lost 1% of its value and was trading below $40,000 for the first time since the beginning of December and after the bullish ‘rally’ that led to touched $50,000 days ago due to the approval in the US of ETFs backed by this cryptocurrency.