The Ibex 35 registered a rise of 0.2% in the mid-session, reaching 9,714.5 points, after receiving the business results of CaixaBank, BBVA, Fluidra, IAG, Sacyr and Mapfre, among other large companies, and relevant macroeconomic data, such as GDP and advanced inflation for July.

The Madrid selective thus conquered the 9,700 integers, annual maximums and not seen since February 2020, after learning that the Spanish economy grew by 0.4% between April and June, which is one tenth less than in the previous quarter, at the same time which moderated its interannual rate by more than two points, from 4.2% in the first quarter to 1.8% in the second, due to the lower contribution of the foreign sector.

Likewise, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Spain increased by 0.1% in July in relation to the previous month and raised its interannual rate by four tenths, up to 2.3%, mainly due to the rise in fuel prices and tour packages.

With the exception of London, which rose 0.23%, the rest of the European stock markets opted for setbacks: Frankfurt lost a slight 0.02%; Paris 0.18% and Milan 0.28%.

Within the Ibex 35, the results of the following listed companies have been released: Caixabank increased its profit by 35.8% in the semester and BBVA did so by 31% (the six selective banking securities thus increased their joint profit by 20% ); Sacyr earned 52% more, while Fluidra reduced its profit by 18% and Mapfre by 6%.

For its part, the IAG airline group has announced that, compared to last year’s losses, this semester it has earned 921 million euros, and Amadeus has doubled its profit, up to 540 million.

Likewise, other listed companies in the continuous market have presented their accounts: Técnicas Reunidas has announced that it is losing losses and that it earned 38.5 million euros in the semester, as well as OHLA, which has earned 600,000 up to June, while FCC increased its profit by 13%, Tubos Reunidos achieved a net profit of 54 million (compared to the two it earned a year earlier) and Cepsa has seen its profit reduced by 69%.

Given this situation, within the main Spanish stock market indicator, the rises of Fluidra (7.68%), Cellnex (4.3%), IAG (4.1%), Unicaja (2.8%), BBVA (2, 79%), Mapfre (2.64%), Caixabank (1.57%) and Bankinter (1.32%).

At the opposite extreme were Amadeus (-4.76%), Rovi (-3.13%), Acciona (-2.37%), Banco Sabadell (-1.77%), Sacyr (-1.16%) , Solaria Energía (-1%), Acerinox and Naturgy (-0.93% each).

In the middle section of the negotiation, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, fell 0.51%, to 83.81 dollars, while Texas stood at 79.74 dollars, 0.44% less.

In the currency market, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0986 ‘green bills’, while the Spanish risk premium was around 100.4 basis points, with the interest required on the 10-year bond at 3.478%.