The Ibex 35 was trading in the mid-session on Wednesday with a rise of 0.57%, standing at 10,096.9 integers, waiting to hear the decision made by the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) on interest rates. interest.

The market is also awaiting the publication of results that today features Banco Santander, after announcing record profits of 11,076 million euros in 2023, which is equivalent to an increase of 15.3% compared to the previous year.

In fact, the bank chaired by Ana Botín was the bullish value in the mid-session, with an advance of 2.25%, followed by Bankinter, which rose 1.81%. Behind them were ArcelorMittal (1.69%), Repsol (1.57%), Unicaja Banco (1.53%) and Banco Sabadell (1.50%). On the other hand, the biggest falls were for Grifols (-3.06%), Colonial (-1.07%), IAG (-0.97%), Inditex (-0.75%) and Endesa (-0 .43%).

For its part, the extraordinary general meeting of Abertis has approved the appointment of Miquel Roca Junyent – one of the seven ‘fathers’ of the current Spanish Constitution – and Nuria Haltiwanger – CEO of its concessionaire Iridium – as new directors of the company at the proposal of its shareholder ACS, which controls 50% of Abertis.

At the European macroeconomic level, this Wednesday the French CPI was published, which stood at 3.1% in its general rate in the month of January, its lowest increase in January 2022. In addition, the market will also be watching to the publication of inflation and unemployment data in Germany.

The European stock markets were trading with a mixed sign, with slight advances of 0.03% in London and 0.04% in Paris, and a rise of 0.77% in Milan. Only Frankfurt fell 0.19% in the mid-session.

In the raw materials market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, fell 0.99%, to 82.05 dollars, while Texas stood at 77.01 dollars, a 1.04% less.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar fell 0.16%, to 1.0829 ‘greenbacks’, while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond climbed to 3.134% and the risk premium stood at 90 basis points.