MADRID, 3 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Ibex 35 has lost part of the strength that it had registered towards the half session, closing the trading day with an increase of 0.33%, which places the Spanish selective at 8,397.40 points, in a day marked by the data macro in Europe and the reopening of the markets in the United States after the Christmas break.

In Germany, harmonized inflation moderated to 9.6% in December, according to provisional and advanced data published by Destatis. This represents a slowdown of 1.7 points compared to the November price increase. Likewise, also in the German country, it has been known that the number of unemployed fell by 13,000 people in the last month of 2023, compared to the consensus expectations of analysts who pointed to an increase of 15,000 unemployed.

In Spain, investors have learned that registered unemployment in the offices of the public employment services registered a decrease of 268,252 people (-8.6%) in 2022, to a total of 2,837,635 unemployed, the lowest figure in a closing of the year since the financial year 2007.

Likewise, the average number of Social Security affiliates closed 2022 at a new annual maximum of 20,296,271 contributors after gaining 471,360 employed persons in the year (2.4%), its second largest annual increase since 2018, when the system added 564,000 workers.

The main winning stocks of the session were CaixaBank (3.53%), Fluidra (2.78%), IAG (2.77%) and Unicaja Banco (2.56%). On the contrary, among the values ‚Äč‚Äčthat have been placed in ‘red’, the greatest decrease has been for Repsol (-2.24%), ahead of Naturgy (-1.06%), Inditex (-0.86% ) or Mapfre (-0.83%).

Regarding the rest of the European markets, the German DAX registered an increase of 0.80%, while the French CAC 40 closed Tuesday with an increase of 0.44% and the Italian FTSE MIB rose 1.15%. . The British FTSE 100 has observed an increase of 1.37%.

The reopening of the Anglo-Saxon financial markets has meant that oil is trading again, with a downward trend. Thus, the barrel of Brent, referenced in Europe, fell by 3.59%, to 82.86 dollars, while the West Texas Intermediate (WTI), of reference in the United States, fell by 3.41%, to $77.51.

During the session, the euro has lost some strength against the dollar, registering a cross of 1.0556 dollars for each unit of the community currency, compared to the 1.0657 dollars that were observed before the opening. For its part, the risk premium for 10-year Spanish bonds compared to its German counterparts stood at 106.6 basis points, a drop of just four tenths compared to Monday.