The Ibex 35 accelerated its rebound towards the middle of the session, when it registered an increase of 0.80%, up to 10,134 points, compared to the 0.60% advance at the opening, in a day without major macroeconomic references in which investors They continue to digest the minutes of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed).

According to the US central bank document, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) addressed in its last meeting the possibility of cutting interest rates throughout this new year. However, he also assured that it would be appropriate to maintain a restrictive tone “for some time” until inflation can be considered under control.

On the other hand, this Thursday it was announced that the activity of Spanish companies expanded again in December, thanks to the boost from the services sector, which allowed the composite purchasing managers index (PMI) to reach 50.4 points, compared to to 49.8 the previous month.

The performance of the Spanish private sector stands out compared to the activity of companies in the euro zone as a whole, which maintained the rate of deterioration of the previous month in December, extending the contraction to seven consecutive months.

In the debt market, the Public Treasury has placed 6,891.8 million euros this Thursday in the first auction of bonds and obligations of the year, close to the maximum target of 7,250 million expected, although it has done so at lower returns.

Given this context, only three Ibex values ​​were trading negative in the mid-session: Acciona Energía (-0.76%), Solaria (-0.29%) and Cellnex (-0.06%).

On the contrary, Grifols was the stock that advanced the most towards 12:00 p.m. (2.66%), ahead of Fluidra (2.51%), Endesa (2.23%), Colonial (1.57%), Repsol (1.55%), Iberdrola (1.31%) and Redeia (1.26%).

The positive evolution of the Spanish stock market was shared by the rest of the main European indices. The British FTSE 100 advanced 0.16%; the French CAC 40, 0.39%; the German DAX, 0.33%; and the Italian FTSE MIB, 0.60%. The Euro Stoxx 50 rose 0.34%.

Regarding raw materials, Brent futures contracts stood at $78.89, an increase of 0.81%, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) reached $73.42, an increase of 0.81%. 1.02% more.

The yield on the Spanish bond maturing in a decade rose in the mid-session to stand at 3.071%, compared to the 3.008% observed at the close of Wednesday. In this way, the risk premium against German debt increased five tenths, to 98.9 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro appreciated 0.28% against the dollar, reaching an exchange rate of 1.0952 ‘greenbacks’ for each unit of the community currency.