MADRID, 15 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Ibex 35 has started the session this Thursday with a fall of 0.55%, which has led the selective to stand at 8,314 integers at 9:01 a.m., on a day marked by the last appointment of the year of the European Central Bank (ECB), in which a new rise in interest rates is expected, just one day after the meeting of the Federal Reserve (Fed) of the United States.

Specifically, the Fed decided yesterday to unanimously approve a rise in the country’s interest rates of 50 basis points, until placing them in a target range of between 4.25% and 4.5%.

This represents the highest price of money registered by the country since December 2007, a few months before the crisis broke out that year with the bankruptcies of Bear Sterns and Lehman Brothers. With yesterday’s increase, the Fed has raised rates seven times out of eight times it has met during 2022.

In this way, after closing yesterday with a rise of 0.4%, the Madrid selective began the session clinging to the psychological level of 8,300 integers, after Wall Street closed in the red, with falls of 0.42% for the Dow Jones, 0.61% for the S

In the early stages of the session, the biggest falls were recorded by Cellnex Telecom (-1.4%), ArcelorMittal (-1.27%), IAG (-0.85%), BBVA (-0.85%) , Amadeus (-0.85%) and Aena (-0.78%), while on the opposite side were Grifols (0.62%), Indra (0.24%) and Red El├ęctrica (0.11% ), among others.

The rest of the European stock markets opened with falls of 0.8% for Frankfurt, 0.9% for Paris and 0.7% for London.

Likewise, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 82 dollars, with a decrease of 0.71%, while Texas stood at 76 dollars, with a fall from 1%.

Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0644 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium stood at 101 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 2.978%.