The Ibex 35 has closed the first session of its second week of 2024 with an increase of 0.44% and standing at 10,209 points, exceeding the level of 10,200 integers for the first time in a month.

After registering falls during the first hours of trading, the selective has finally started an upward path until reaching an intraday maximum of 10,207 integers.

This Monday it was learned that the economic sentiment indicator (ESI) of the eurozone rose in December to its highest levels since last May, while the data for the European Union as a whole reached its best reading since April 2023, with Italy and Spain as the large economies with the best evolution at the end of the year.

For its part, eurozone retail sales in November fell 1.1% year-on-year, less than expected, while monthly forecasts were met with a decline of 0.3%.

In the macroeconomic field this week, on Thursday it will be the turn of inflation in the United States and, on Friday, inflation in China, as well as its trade balance.

Likewise, on Friday the data on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of Spain, industrial prices of the United States and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United Kingdom will also be published.

Under the business umbrella, investors will be awaiting the start of the international earnings season this week, as the fourth quarter 2023 accounts of JPMorgan, Bank of America, Blackrock, Wells Fargo, Citi and BNY Mellon will be released. among others.

In this way, Sacyr has closed the session being the main bullish value (2.42%), followed by Unicaja Banco (1.52%), Mapfre (1.30%), Inditex (1.20%), CaixaBank ( 1.17%), Indra (1.14%) and Meliá (1.10%).

On the opposite side, Colonial has been the value that has fallen the most this Monday (-2.53%), followed by Grifols (-2.26%), Acciona Energía (-1.76%), Repsol (-1.45 %), Merlin (-1.29%), Acciona (-0.75%) and Enagás (-0.67%).

Regarding the rest of the main European markets, increases have also been registered. Thus, the French CAC 40 has advanced 0.40%; the German DAX, 0.74%; the FTSE MIB, 0.42%; the British FTSE 100, 0.06%; and the Euro Stoxx 50, 0.49%.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent stood at $75.84 at the close of the European trading session, 3.77% less; while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell 4.51%, to $70.48.

Regarding fixed income, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity has stood at 3.117%, compared to 3.151% at Friday’s close. In this way, the risk premium against German debt has fallen by 1.4 points, to 99.5 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro appreciated 0.31% against the dollar, reaching an exchange rate of 1.0977 ‘greenbacks’ for each unit of the community currency.