The Ibex 35 remained practically unchanged in the mid-session, losing just 0.07%, which is why it was still below the level of 9,900 points, reaching 9,860.9 points, in a day in which investors will look for clues to future monetary policy with the publication of the minutes of the European Central Bank (ECB).

This Wednesday, the president of the organization, Christine Lagarde, announced that she saw a likely drop in interest rates in the summer, as long as there are no significant changes in the data.

Yesterday at the close of the market it was also known that the US economy “barely changed or registered no changes” since November, according to the Beige Book of the country’s Federal Reserve (Fed).

In the debt markets, the Spanish Public Treasury has placed 6,264.83 million euros in an issue of bonds and obligations of the State, in the high range expected, and has done so by increasing the profitability offered to investors.

In this context, Banco Sabadell led the increases in the selective in the mid-session (2.10%), followed by Repsol (1.69%), ArcerlorMittal (1.48%), MeliĆ” (1.03%), Banco Santander (0.93%), CaixaBank (0.81%) and Merlin (0.80%).

On the other hand, Grifols once again led the declines in the stock market (-2.74%), followed by Iberdrola (-1.48%), Cellnex (-1.34%), Endesa (-1.26%) and Logista (-1.26%).

The evolution of the Ibex in the mid-session contrasted with the rest of the main stock markets in Europe. London advanced 0.16%; Paris, 0.72%; Frankfurt, 0.46%; and Milan, 0.75%.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent experienced an increase of 0.49%, to 78.26 dollars, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at 73.05 dollars, 0.68% higher .

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity stood at 3.230%, which represents a decrease compared to the 3.251% observed at the close of Wednesday. In this way, the risk premium against German debt fell by 1.2 points, to 92.3 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro remained stable against the dollar, trading at an exchange rate of 1.0888 ‘greenbacks’ for each unit of the community currency.